Two class action lawsuits in Chicago and California were filed against Apple after the manufacturer admitted to slowing down older iPhone models.

Apple revealed earlier this week that it had purposely dialed back the performance on a number of previous iPhone models in order to maximize battery power and prolong the lifespan of the devices. However, the plaintiffs claimed that iPhone users never consented to the “interference”, and that it had caused them loss of use, loss of value and prompted them to purchase new batteries.

Chicago plaintiffs also said that what Apple did could constitute a “direct violation” of consumer fraud-related laws in Illinois, Indiana and North Carolina.


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