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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Russians will sue Apple over the artificial slowing of smartphones


In the coming days, experts from two major law firms representing the interests of Russian users of Apple will address in courts with claims to the Corporation. If the court case is won, the company must pay to the owners of older iPhone models in artificial slowdown of smartphone data.


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At the end of last year, Apple acknowledged that intentionally reduce the speed of some older iPhone models. At the same time, they are assured that this measure is not intended to “force” users as soon as possible to update your phone. The company argued that lowering the clock frequency of processors in most cases, transparent to users, while allowing you to increase battery life and to avoid problems with sudden shutdowns. The necessity of such measures was explained by the fact that rechargeable batteries over time will inevitably work worse, and Apple smartphones are built in. At the same time representatives of the Corporation have promised that the cost of out-of-warranty battery replacement will be reduced from 79 to 29 dollars, which, according to some estimates, will cost the company $ 10 billion.

However, no explanations and promises are not helped Apple to avoid scandal, especially if we take into consideration that they have in the past denied such accusations. In this regard, in the United States, Israel and France against the Corporation has filed dozens of lawsuits. In addition, preparing for the submission of the application in other countries, including South Korea, Canada, Australia, and as it became known now, and Russia, writes “Kommersant”.

According to the authors claims, the slowing down of the aging devices can confidently be interpreted as “an obvious lack of good” was not stipulated by the seller, that is stipulated by the law “On protection of consumer rights”. Thus, according to the plaintiffs, the user has the right to demand replacement of the goods with the recalculation of the purchase price or to require “proportionate reduction of the purchase price or immediate gratuitous elimination of defects of the goods.”

It is assumed that the total claims will amount to several dozen million rubles.

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