As 2017 is closing, new class action lawsuits have been filed in various courts against Apple. Class Action numbers 16 and 17 were filed on Friday. The first lawsuit was filed by Kim Burton and William Ellis of Missouri, while the second lawsuit was filed by Neill McInnis and J. Scott Archer of Mississippi.
After a while, the lawsuits all tend to blur into one, with the complaints almost mirroring each other at times. In the Missouri case they bring in the iPad as well. This case, as with most, point to iOS upgrades slowing down their devices and make it clear that Apple’s purpose for slowing iDevices is to get Apple fans to buy new devices on a rotating basis.
They further noted that Apple goes out of their way to fight third party repair shops as a means to make it difficult to repair devices at reasonable prices. They point to a Verge report titled “Why Apple and other tech companies are fighting to keep devices hard to repair,” as just more ‘proof’ that Apple purposely pushes customers into buying new iPhones.
For more details on both of these cases, review the full Class Action lawsuit filings below provided to you courtesy of Patently Apple.
The Missouri Class Action
The Mississippi Class Action
Class Action Lawsuit Reports Posted on this One Issue since December 22, 2017
15: Class Action Lawsuits #16 and #17 against Apple over Purposely Slowing iDevices were filed in Mississippi and Missouri
14: Class Action #15 filed in Indiana Claims Apple Software Updates dramatically & artificially reduced performance of Legacy Devices
13: First Class Action from New Orleans Claims that Apple ‘Designed Software Updates’ to slow iPhones to Encourage New Sales
12: Despite Apple’s Public Apology and Explanation over the Performance of Batteries, another Class Action was Filed Yesterday in San Jose
11: First Class Action from Texas Claims that Apple Intentionally Designed Software Updates to Slowdown iPhones
10: First Class Action against Apple from Chicago Surfaces Claiming ‘Intentional Sabotage of Older Model iPhones’
09: Apple Hit with a Lawsuit over Slowing iPhones in France and a Pair of Law Firms in Korea are Preparing Class Actions
08: The 10th Class Action against Apple Claims they Fraudulently Omitted Information about the Battery Issue in order to sell new iPhones
07: The 9th Lawsuit against Apple for Purposely slowing iPhones Points to Fraud, Unjust Enrichment and 9 other Causes for their Class Action
06: The 7th and 8th Class Action Lawsuits have been filed in New York and California with one Suit demanding an insane $999 Billion Payout
05: Apple Hit with a $125 Million Class Action in Israel over Purposely Slowing iPhones
04: Apple hammered with Class Action #5 for slowing iPhone Battery Issue
03: The Fourth Lawsuit against Apple regarding the slowing iPhone Battery Issue was filed in New York on Friday
02: Apple has been hit with a Third Battery Issue Related Lawsuit by a Bay Area Resident
01: In the Blink of an Eye, Apple’s Admission of Slowing Batteries on Older iPhones turns into a Class Action Lawsuit (this report covers two class action lawsuits)
Please note that it’s been reported that lawsuits against Apple on this issue will be coming from France, South Korea and Australia in 2018.
A Few Interesting Reports on the Issue
A report posted yesterday by Business Insider says that Tim Cook needs to take responsibility for Apple’s battery scandal. The report noted that “Making a public apology seems like part of the job responsibility for a CEO. Cook made over $12 million in 2017, and he flies on private jets furnished by Apple. It seems like attaching his name to an apology is the least he can do for Apple users who now feel betrayed. Cook has signed letters on Apple’s website before, so it wouldn’t be unprecedented.
Yesterday 9to5Mac posted a report titled “Do you think Apple’s apology for how it handled the iPhone slowdown controversy goes far enough?” The report ended with a Poll. The results of the poll, as of this morning, are noted in the screenshot below.
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