Apple facing more “batterygate” lawsuits in Europe

Michail, 03 December 2020

At the start of this week, Apple was fined €10 million (about $12 million) in Italy over its misleading water resistance claims. Last month Cupertino agreed to pay $113 million in settlements with its consumer fraud allegations in over 30 US states over its infamous “batterygate” practices affecting iPhone 6, iPhone 7 and iPhone SE models.

Apple facing more “batterygate” lawsuits in Europe

Now, a total of five European consumer organizations filed new class-action lawsuits against Apple in Belgium and Spain over the same planned obsolescence claims and the intentional slowdown of iPhone 6 and 6s series devices. The new lawsuits are asking Apple to compensate affected users “at least €60 (around $70) per device” in Belgium and Spain. Similar lawsuits are also planned in Italy and Portugal.

Back in July, Apple agreed to pay up to $25 to each US customer affected batterygate issue. Owners of the iPhone 6 series and iPhone SE (that ran iOS 10.2.1 or later) as well as iPhone 7 series devices that ran iOS 11.2 or later before December 21, 2017 were eligible for this incentive.

Apple facing more “batterygate” lawsuits in Europe

Apple has continued to deny all allegations surrounding the batterygate fiasco and claims it reached a settlement to pay up its users to "avoid burdensome and costly litigation".

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Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 07 Dec 2020
  • 0wY

Almost 3y old samsung a3 2017 model still reporting 90% battery capacity. No idea if the same protection is in place yet, but i bet it's automatic, once the phone detects a worn battery. No need to intentionally cripple devices like apple did. I...

  • thefearfulsilence
  • 05 Dec 2020
  • BiP

It's a shame the UK goverment can't grow some balls and demand the same from Apple over here.

"batterygate" is not really about degradation of battery capacity, rather performance throttling for older ios devices. soon as a new iphone is introduced, the ios update that comes after that includes performance throttling for older iphon...

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