Is this another issue that Apple has to face again?
EuroConsumers Group has recently filed a class-action lawsuit against Apple for an alleged “unfair and misleading commercial practices”. This is in connection with the performance of iPhone’s management iOS 10.2.1 system without notifying consumers.
EuroConsumers Group’s allegations:
According to these EuroConsumers Group, a self-proclaimed world’s leading consumer cluster organization, stated that a system of Apple introduced via iOs update is like a timer bomb of the device’s battery life. This means that the battery has a “planned obsolescence.”
According to the press release on Wednesday, the group stated:
The lawsuits cover owners of iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S and 6S Plus and alleges Apple engaged in unfair and misleading commercial practices. The lawsuits ask for compensation of on average at least 60 euro for each affected consumer in Belgium and Spain.
The company has actually launched power management features for the older version of Apple devices. They claimed that these features are to prevent any shutdowns during a peak power on their later model of iPhones. This means they have given the older iPhones with lesser optimal batteries. Thus, resulting in slower performance.
The bad side of this one is that Apple failed to mention this to consumers, leading to such great deception from the user’s end. However, the company has released its public apology for not informing the public. And they even offered a policy wherein there will be $29 battery replacements for the iPhone 6 and later.
EuroConsumers Group claimed in its press release that they have identical suits planned for Italy and Portugal. And four complaints seek about 180 Million euros in damages from Apple, according to the Financial Times.
A $12 Million fine is about to be paid by one of the Tech Giants, Apple, as Italy’s competition regulator proved its misleading water-resistant iPhones’ feature. The regulator claims that the company has given false claims with the waterproof feature on their recent iPhone line.
The jurisdiction of the said amount was announced on Monday by the Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM) stating that Apple misled consumers on two accounts. The first account is the promotional materials that the company uses for the latest iPhone models.
The specific feature of this one is the waterproof claims, which are likely attached to iPhone 8 to iPhone 11. According to the reports, the company can resist water at a depth of between 1 and 4 meters for likely 30 minutes. The AGCM debunked that one as this case of the specification is under controlled laboratory conditions, with still and pure water. This scenario is unlikely untrue, for consumers might drop their phones in different water.