It seems that “batteryygate” is back in fashion. This was all caused by an iOS software update which without notifying users reduces performance of iPhones with degraded battery below 80%.
This has generated countless complaints alleging planned obsolescence by Apple, which intentionally reduced the performance of users’ iPhones and without the possibility of going back, at first.
Apple took note and after a few months shipped an iOS software update that allowed users to enable or disable this feature
From now on, the consumer defense association Euroconsumers has just sue Apple in Europe and Belgium for the same case. Specifically, they allege “unfair and deceptive business practices” related to iPhone performance management introduced by iOS 10.2.1 without notifying customers.
Apple sued in Europe over iPhone ‘batteryygate’
In an official press release published on Wednesday, Euroconsumers ensures that they want compensation of at least 60 dollars for each user
‘The lawsuits concern owners of iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S and 6S Plus and allege that Apple engaged in unfair and deceptive business practices. The lawsuits demand an average compensation of at least 60 dollars for each consumer concerned in Belgium and Europe“.
It’s worth remembering that Apple not only released an update that reversed this setting, but also apologized for not providing a better explanation of how battery health can affect performance. In addition set up a battery replacement policy for only 29 dollars
In US Apple has already agreed to pay users compensation for the “ battery ”Therefore, we would not be surprised if Europe and Belgium come to the same agreement. We will see how this issue will continue to evolve in the months to come.