Apple slows down iPhones on purpose? New accusations from consumer associations

Apple slows down iPhones on purpose? New accusations from consumer associations

You may remember the scandal involving Apple, also known as batterygate. The Cupertino-based company was found to purposely slow down iPhones with a degraded battery and, after initially denying the allegations, admitted their faults by compensating users.

New accusations from Spain scold Apple of slow down even fairly recent iPhone models via software, including the latest iPhone 12! What is happening?

The Spanish Consumer Protection Association (OCU) believes Apple is deliberately slowing down iPhones by "significantly damaging consumer devices" by "drastically reducing processor speed" and reducing their performance. battery life. The body is officially asking Apple for an explanation, even in the face of an alleged reduction in the autonomy of the terminals by 20-30%, and is ready to do battle in court.

In the list of models that would affected by these (always alleged, let's remember) tampering are the iPhone 8, iPhone XS, iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 product families. According to the allegations the company has resumed with its own slowdown practices in iOS 14.5, iOS 14.5.1 and iOS 14.6.

As colleagues point out, some experts have already said that Apple has not committed any malicious action, but there would be a common bug that led to problems in the functioning of the devices. If so, the company should soon release an update to resolve the problem.

In addition to OCU, Altroconsumo, Deco Proteste and Test-Achats also participated in the statement:

“The letter sent aims to establish a dialogue with Apple to find a way to compensate its consumers. If Apple doesn't respond correctly, other actions could be taken in national courts to enforce consumer rights. ”

Why should Apple purposely slow down its newest iPhones? The announcement of the iPhone 13 is now around the corner but we doubt Apple could be so naïve as to repeat the same mistake twice in a short time…

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