We previously heard that Apple was facing around 26 lawsuits for slowing down older iPhones, that has now increased to ore than 60 different lawsuits.
The lawsuits are claiming that Apple slowed down older iPhones to get people to upgrade to newer models. Apple has said this is not the case and has explained why some handsets with degraded batteries were slowed down under certain conditions.
It looks like these multiple lawsuits could be consolidated into fewer lawsuits which would take place close to Apple’s HQ in California rather than all over the US.
Apple slowed down older iPhones which had degraded batteries under certain conditions to stop the handsets shutting down. The company is releasing new software with iOS 11.3 that will allow users to turn this feature off. The update also comes with some other battery management features built in.
It will be interesting to see what happens with the various lawsuits against Apple, whether they decide to fight them in court of settle them remains to be seen.