Brazilian authorities go after Apple in iPhone slowdown scandal
Apple late last year acknowledged that it’s intentionally slowing down iPhones with old batteries to prevent unwanted shutdowns. This fix was implemented via an update last January, but Apple didn’t accurately inform users of what was going to happen to chemically aged batteries. Months later, one iPhone user discovered that replacing the battery of his iPhone 6s would restore performance to expected levels, posting the evidence on Reddit. That’s when all hell broke loose for Apple.
The iPhone maker now has to face more than a dozen class action suits, most of them filed in US courts. And the legal troubles are far from over both at home and abroad. A new report reveals that Brazilian authorities gave Apple 10 days to inform iPhone users in the country on how to have their batteries replaced.
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