The advocacy group, Citizens United for Consumer Sovereignty, is accusing Apple of destruction of property and fraud.
“For the sake of its loyal fans, Apple has to take responsibility over the slowing iPhones,” Park Soon-jang, an official at the advocacy group told Reuters by phone on Friday.
Earlier this month, the group filed a civil damage suit against Apple representing about 120 plaintiffs.
In a recent interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that an upcoming software update will allow users to turn off iPhone throttling; although, as we noted, this does nothing to address the problem that is causing the unexpected shutdowns.
Below are links to replacement batteries for each iPhone below for those who want the performance boost of a new battery but can't have Apple perform the replacement for whatever reason (timing, jailbreak, location, etc).
iPhone Battery Replacements:
● iPhone 4G Battery Replacement - $9.49
● iPhone 4S Battery Replacement - $9.49
● iPhone 5 Battery Replacement - $11.99
● iPhone 5c Battery Replacement - $9.99
● iPhone 5s Battery Replacement - $11.99
● iPhone 6 Battery Replacement - $11.49
● iPhone 6 Plus Battery Replacement - $13.49
● iPhone 6s Battery Replacement - $12.49
● iPhone 6s Plus Battery Replacement - $13.49
● iPhone 7 Battery Replacement - $12.49
● iPhone 7 Plus Battery Replacement - $19.49
● iPhone SE Battery Replacement - $14.49
● iPhone 8 Replacement Battery - $29.99
● iPhone 8 Plus Replacement Battery - $29.99
● iPhone X Replacement Battery - $54.49
Reuters also reports that yesterday Italy's antitrust body opened a probe into allegations that Apple and Samsung are using software updates to slow their mobile phones and push clients into buying new handsets. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.