You may have heard about the recent findings that Apple admitted to slowing down older iPhones as batteries began to die. This has been seen as a way of forcing consumers to keep upgrading their phones and paying more money to keep their phone alive.
While, many see this is a problem and many others don’t really care, a lawsuit for $999 billion has been filed against Apple for their actions and if you do the math, it comes out to about $1700 per user.
$999 billion divided by 588 million Apple users comes out to $1,698 per user. Check my math HERE.
According to Patentlyapple.com, a lawsuit has been filed in California that represents on our (Apple users) behalf.
Apple has issued a statement claiming they would never have done anything intentional on their website:
Apple has posted a formal apology to its customers via its official website citing a “misunderstanding” about the battery life of older iPhone models. As well as providing information about why rechargeable batteries become less effective over time, the tech giant has made it explicitly clear that Apple would “never do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades.”
To further address the issue, and hopefully stave off any more trillion dollar lawsuits, the cost of replacement batteries will be reduced from $79 to $29, beginning in late January 2018.
The tech giant is doing it’s best to remedy the situation but you may want to keep track of all of this over the next few years to make sure you get any monies you’re entitled to.
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