Apple to Pay Customers for Deception.
Tech Giants Apple to Pay Customers for Deceptive Commercial Practice by Omission.
Apple might have to pay you approximately nine thousand naira/a hundred and thirty five Ghanaian Cedi for deliberately slowing down older models of its IPhone to preserve the phone’s lifespan.
If you’ve owned a IPhone 6 or 7 model at some point in time Apple might have to pay you that sum sometime in the coming months.
A watchdog company has called out the tech giants on their failure to alert customers on the software updates that purposely reduce performances of older models of their phones.
The group, A French Watchdog company claimed that,
iPhone owners “were not informed that installing IOS updates (10.2.1 and 11.2) could slow down their devices”.
As part of the agreement, Apple must display a notice on its French-Language website for a month. It says Apple “committed the crime of deceptive commercial practice by omission” and had agreed to pay the fine"
About 3 years ago, Apple admitted that some of their IPhone models had software that would sometimes reduce the processing power of the phone.
According to BBC, Apple was then fined the sums of $27 million dollars (9,841,500,000.00 Nigerian Naira/146,610,000.00 Ghanaian Cedi by the watchdog group and Apple has taken full blame for the issue. It has agreed to the settlement in response to the lawsuit.
According to the Ney York Times the eligible devices to file a claim are
“Eligible devices include any iPhone 6, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus and SE that ran iOS 10.2.1 or later, or any iPhone 7 or 7 Plus that ran iOS 11.2 or later. Eligible customers had to live in the United States, and their devices had to run the given software before Dec. 21, 2017.”
As of now, users will have to wait to file their claims, but when they are able to do so, they will not need receipts for their phones and will just need to fill out a single form. Check back here to stay posted.
Will you be getting a refund for slow performances too?