The plaintiffs say that Apple did not ask for consent
A few days after Apple revealed that they were purposefully slowing down older iPhones in a bid to save battery life, the company is now facing a lawsuit from two users about the decision.
In a filing at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the plaintiffs Los Angeles residents Stefan Bogdanovich and Dakota Speas say that Apple’s power-management feature is a breach of contract, with the company failing to ask for consent from the user prior to applying the measure.
The plaintiffs and their lawyer are also looking to get class-action certification, and if granted will mean their lawsuit will include all people residing in the US who have owned iPhone models older than the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X.
The lawsuit is a result of Apple’s official admission that it was purposefully slowing down older iPhones with aging batteries to prevent issues like unexpected shutdowns. Their fix was applied in an iOS update in January of this year.
Apple’s admission came after a Reddit user found out that his phone performed better in benchmarks after he replaced his battery in this phone.