>> Has your iPhone seemed sluggish? There's a lawsuit for that. In fact, there are eight. All of which claim Apple deceived iPhone users by slowing the processing speed of older models of the phone, to compensate for poor battery performance. The class action suits filed in US district courts in California, New York and Illinois, seek to represent potentially millions of iPhone owners nationwide.
Arguing that Apple's software tweak may have led iPhone owners to misguided attempts to resolve issues over the last year. And in many cases, prompted them to purchase new iPhones. Apple has not yet commented on the filing. Last week Apple admitted operating system updates released since last year for the iPhone 6, 6S, SE and 7 included a feature to, quote, smooth out power supply from poorly performing batteries.
This came on the heels of an analysis by Primate Labs, which develops an iPhone performance measuring app that identified blips in processing speed, and concluded that a software change had to be behind them. One of the lawsuits filed Thursday in San Francisco contends that Apple tried to mask the battery defect.
The lawsuits seek unspecified damages, and in some cases reimbursement.