Apple is facing a multimillion-pound lawsuit over allegations that it trying to phase out older phones.
The claim relates to the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X models.
The case has been brought by Justin Gutmann, a consumer rights campaigner. If he wins, Apple could have to pay damages of more than £750m.
The money will be spread out between the approximately 25 million people who bought one of the affected phones.
“Instead of doing the honourable and legal thing by their customers and offering a free replacement, repair service or compensation, Apple instead misled people by concealing a tool in software updates that slowed their devices by up to 58%,” Gutmann said.
“I’m launching this case so that millions of iPhone users across the UK will receive redress for the harm suffered by Apple’s actions.
“If this case is successful, I hope dominant companies will re-evaluate their business models and refrain from this kind of conduct.”
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