A lawsuit has been filed against US technology company Apple for 750 million in damages that could be paid to Apple customers if they lose.
According to the British newspaper The Guardian, a lawsuit filed by consumer rights activist Justin Gutman has accused the company of deliberately slowing down the battery in 2017, which caused problems with mobile phones.
The lawsuit states that “Apple misled consumers by telling them to download new software, which would improve performance even though it slowed down mobile phones.”
The case refers to a software update released by the company in January 2017.
The lawsuit also alleges that the message did not provide all the necessary information, making consumer devices cheaper.
Apple hid the fact that its batteries were not compatible with the new iOS, and instead of fixing or replacing the batteries, the company asked users to update the software.
The lawsuit alleges that Apple also posted the report on its website, but did not specify whether it would slow down the mobile phone.
The mobile sets mentioned in the case include iPhone Six, Six Plus, Six S, Six S Plus, SE Seven, Seven Plus, Eight Plus and iPhone X models.
According to the report, in 2017, some users experienced problems with the performance of the iPhone, on which the company apologized and said that it will replace the batteries at a lower cost in a short time.
The company also said it would introduce a feature that would allow users to turn off the power management tool.
At the time, the company also said it had never taken any steps to reduce product life and would not do so.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook also publicly apologized, saying “the company has never tried to mislead consumers about a tool.”
However, Gutman, who filed the lawsuit, said the company did not provide the required battery replacement.
He accused the company of misusing the market because of its large stature.
In response to the lawsuit, Apple stated that “we have never deliberately taken steps to shorten the life of our product, nor have we ever reduced consumer convenience.”
According to the statement, “Our goal from the beginning has been to create something that our users will love and making an iPhone is one such issue.”