Consumers Organization (OCU) has filed a collective lawsuit to defend the court 400,000. more than iPhone 6 Range Affected By Planned Obsolescence, According To “Business Practices” inappropriate, deceitful and offensive of Apple”, according to the organization.
According to OCU, Apple has “acted in a Fraud», hiding information from users, which means Breach of Unfair competition law and common law to protect consumers and users.
“Apple updated Software For iPhone 6 in different models mask Their battery performance problem, knowing that this will slow down the phone speed and decrease performance”, he explained to OCU.
With this change, users felt that the mobile phone is out of date, running slow, due to which they felt change of model.
Apple’s “deliberate” action caused financial harm to consumers 40 and 80 million Euro, according to the calculations of the organization. Similarly, OCU has sought compensation from Apple for moral damages, for which it increases this figure to the middle 99 and 189 euros affected by.
Already in December 2020, OCU submitted preliminary proceedings to request Apple to identify those affected, so that they could defended on test. “With the organization we will consider the expenses necessary to pay lawyers and attorneys’ fees for initiating this judicial dispute, so that those affected do not have to bear free of cost», he has explained from OCU. Also, in case the legal action is lost, the affected people will not have to bear the cost of the process.
“We believe that justice brake for these harmful behaviors to affected consumers and to society in general,” the OCU has emphasized.
This action is part of the OCU campaign to encourage affected users to fight against planned obsolescence, In a sense, it tries to mobilize all consumers who are “not interested”. tolerate Such deliberate action against their right to join the campaign and give their necessary support to stop these practices.
OCU files a class action lawsuit against Apple for planned obsolescence in iPhone6