It has been a few years since the brutal controversy in which Apple was embroiled after it was discovered that the company was slowing down the performance of the software of its devices in favor of lengthening the useful life of its batteries.
At the beginning of this year, the Euroconsumers organization again sued Apple in Italy for slowing down its iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models. Now, from the OCU (Organization of Consumers and Users) they have accused Apple of doing the same with their devices iPhone 8, iPhone XS, iPhone 11 and iPhone 12.
The OCU, together with other consumer organizations such as Altroconsumo, Deco Proteste and Test-Achats, has asked Apple for explanations on why a clear planned obsolescence is reflected in the data of the reports of different media.
From the OCU they could bring Apple to trial
The Organization of Consumers and Users of Spain expects companies to stop abusing the trust of your customers and they demand some method of compensation for all those users who have been affected by this problem.
“Euroconsumers organizations have been mobilizing against this abuse for many months and class action lawsuits have been filed in Belgium, Spain, Italy and Portugal, legal actions that are still ongoing.”
Many of Apple’s updates are focused on improving system performance, preventing problems, fixing bugs, and patching security gaps. But it is also noteworthy that sometimes these updates – as in this case with iOS 14.5 and later – negatively affect the performance of devices from previous generations.
The planned obsolescence It is a sensitive issue that affects not only Apple, but many companies in the technology sector. While it is true that engineers must offer the latest technology to users, it is also true that it is unfair to users that these same advances harm their devices.