European Consumer Organizations Sue Apple for $217 Million Over iPhone Slowdown

European Consumer Organizations Sue Apple for $217 Million Over iPhone Slowdown

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A group of European consumer organizations have sued Apple for 180 million euros ($217 million) over its slowdown of old iPhones, reports Bloomberg.

Euroconsumers filed class action suits against Apple in Belgium and Spain and plans to do the same in Italy and Portugal over the coming weeks.

The lawsuits mirror U.S. cases over claims that the company misled consumers about iPhone battery power and software updates that slowed the performance of the devices. The California-based company last month agreed to pay $113 million to settle a case with multiple U.S. regulators while customers are seeking approval from a U.S. court for a class-action settlement that could be worth as much as $500 million.

“Consumers are increasingly upset by products wearing out too quickly, the iPhone 6 models being a very concrete example of that,” said Els Bruggeman, head of policy and enforcement at Euroconsumers. “Not only does it cause frustration and financial harm, from an environmental point of view it is also utterly irresponsible.”

More details on the U.S. cases can be found here:
Apple to Pay $113 Million to Settle iPhone Throttling Lawsuits [Report]
Apple Agrees to Pay Up to $500 Million to Settle iPhone Slowdown Lawsuit

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