Stefan Bogdanovich from Los Angeles sued Apple for slowing down his iPhone 7 Plus. The plaintiff claims that the company’s tactic to throttle the speeds of older handsets including the iPhone 5, 6, and 7 models caused a lot of hassle to iPhone users not fortunate enough to own an iPhone 8 or newer.
Bogdanovich is upset that he was never asked if he wanted his phone to be slowed down for the sake of battery life. Plus, Apple’s actions lowered the values of his mobile phone. Like many other iPhone users, the L.A. man believes that the tactic is meant to silently force iPhone users to upgrade to newer models.
Apple Hit with Batterygate Lawsuits Nationwide
Bogdanovich demands compensation, and apology, and promise that the company will not slow down the handsets in the future. His lawsuit was filed with a Los Angeles court Thursday. He claims that there was a breach of contract when Apple failed to warn customers of the tactic.
However, this is not the only lawsuit tied to Batterygate. Five other iPhone users sued the tech giant in Illinois, North Carolina, and Indiana. According to the lawsuits, the updates were “engineered purposely” by Apple to throttle down the speeds of older models.
Apple’s tactics were slammed as “immoral,” “deceptive,” “unethical” and unlawful since it broke consumer protection laws. Those plaintiffs too argue that the company actively slow down older phone models to convince customers to upgrade to the newest handsets. They claim that a battery replacement would have been cheaper when fixing the problems related to batter wear.
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