Consumer advocacy group sues Apple over iPhone throttling in four European countries

Consumer advocacy group Euroconsumer on Wednesday lodged lawsuits in Belgium and Spain over an iOS update that throttled iPhone CPU performance in the name of system stability, with two identical suits planned for Italy and Portugal.Together, Euroconsumer’s four complaints seek about 180 million euros in damages from Apple, reports the Financial Times.”Apple pushed updates to mask problems with the battery, knowing it would slow down phones,” said Els Bruggeman, head of policy and enforcement at Euroconsumers, adding that European consumers “just want to be treated with the same respect that was given to consumers in the United States.”Read more…
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