Apple faces legal backlash for slowing down iPhones
Apple faces legal backlash in France over planned obsolescence of their iPhones.
At the end of 2017, a nasty revelation came to light that Apple deliberately slows down older iPhones, as told by a former long-time supplier of the company.
What happens is that whenever a new device is released it brings about bugs like swipe-freezing, volume control defects and freezing swipe texting in older models.
The frustration generally pushes users to upgrade, a seemingly natural occurrence- or so you think.
It turns out that these bugs are the product of a ploy by Apple to keep their users spending money.
Apple’s motivation behind this is ‘altruistic’ as they claim it is done in order to prevent models with older batteries from shutting down unexpectedly….ah thanks!
Apple issued an apology to its users saying that it is a misunderstanding and that they would never “do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades.”
The half-baked apology hasn’t distinguished the fire as they are now facing a criminal probe in France following an array of complaints- a preliminary investigation began on the 5th of January.
They have also been called to compensate for the damages, as many class action lawsuits are under way.
Good guy Apple also decided to lower costs of out-of-warranty battery replacements for iPhone 6 models- from $79 to $29.
I guess the disillusionment comes at the perfect time because the latest model, the iPhone X, goes for $999- entry level.
Best the façade ends now so that they may keep their current models for at least a few years.
Apple faces legal backlashes for continuing to feed their greed.