TechApple Faces £1.6bn Compensation Case in UK Over iPhone Slowdown Scandal

Apple Faces £1.6bn Compensation Case in UK Over iPhone Slowdown Scandal

Apple Concludes ⁣Payouts in iPhone Slowdown Controversy

Apple has ⁣officially begun compensating consumers following a​ lengthy⁤ legal battle ⁢in the US ‍over the ⁢controversial iPhone slowdown issue.

Claimants are set to receive ⁢an average ​of $92 (£72) each as part of the settlement, which totals a substantial $500 million (£394⁣ million).

Back in 2017, Apple confessed to the deliberate throttling of ‌some iPhones’ performance as they aged. This ‌admission sparked outrage among iPhone users, who accused the company of⁣ surreptitiously manipulating their devices without their knowledge.

While Apple ​maintained that it‍ was⁢ extending the lifespan of⁤ its batteries through the software update, the uproar led to ‍a class action lawsuit, and eventually, a settlement.

In light ⁣of the recent payouts, it’s important to understand Apple’s rationale behind throttling iPhones. The company claimed that diminished battery ‍health was ‍impacting device performance, leading to unexpected shutdowns‍ during use.

Meanwhile, Apple is ‌faced with a‌ parallel legal battle in the UK, where it’s challenged with compensating approximately ​24 million iPhone⁤ users a hefty £1.6 billion. This case, initiated by Justin Gutmann,⁤ represents a‍ significant legal challenge ⁢for the⁤ tech giant.

While the US settlement is a significant milestone, Gutmann’s pursuit of justice in the UK remains undeterred. The development overseas does not sway the UK legal proceedings,⁢ but serves as a moral victory in his relentless pursuit of accountability from ​Apple.

To delve ⁤deeper into the iPhone slowdown ⁢controversy and ongoing legal ⁤battles, read the‍ complete article here.

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