The consumer protection attorneys at Minami Tamaki have filed a class action lawsuit alleging that Apple Inc. harmed its customers by releasing software updates that slowed down millions of older iPhone models and reduced their performance.
In December 2017, Apple released a public statement admitting that it released iOS updates that slowed down older iPhone models. According to reports, these slowdowns occur when an iPhone battery reaches an unspecified point of low health, and can be fixed if a user replaces the iPhone battery. Apple publicly apologized for not clearly communicating that its iOS updates throttled the speed of older iPhones.
Minami Tamaki’s lawsuit alleges that Apple slowed down iPhone 6, 6s, SE, and 7 models in order to force consumers to upgrade to newer – and more expensive – iPhone models. On April 25, 2018, the case was consolidated with claims filed by consumers making similar allegations in the Northern District of California before Judge Edward J. Davila. The consolidated case is In Re: Apple Inc. Device Performance Litigation (MDL No. 2827).
If you have experienced slowdowns with your iPhone and would like to discuss this matter, you may contact us at (415) 788-9000 or through our online form. We look forward to the opportunity to speak with you.