Three new class action lawsuits have been filed against Apple which brings the total number of lawsuits against the company for the slowdown of aging iPhones to 30. The number was around 15 just over a week ago. As time passes by and more people are coming to terms with the fact that Apple had intentionally slowed down older iPhones, the number of lawsuits against the company is bound to increase even further.
However, some of the lawsuits are clearly meant to extort money from Apple and are not done in the favor of the public. Of the three new class action lawsuits filed, one of them lists “Trespass to Chatell” as a cause of action. This means that Apple forced users to install the latest iOS update on their device which slowed down its performance. This, however, is not true since one has to give their explicit consent before installing the update and there’s always the option of installing it at a later date.
The number of lawsuits against Apple against the slowdown of older iPhones due to their aging batteries is only going to increase as time goes on. While some of these lawsuits are baseless and outrageous, it is possible that the court ends up ruling against Apple in a few of them. After all, it can be argued that the company was not explicitly clear about its intention of slowing down older iPhones via software updates as a part of its power management ‘feature.’
[Via Patently Apple]