It’s a dollar away from a trillion dollars
Apple’s been in really hot water ever since a developer discovered that the company introduced an update that deliberately slowed down their iPhones because of battery issues. While the company has since apologized and slashed the prices of replacement batteries, their admission has opened them up to lawsuits.
The latest (and most ridiculous) lawsuit to come out of the issue was filed by Violetta Mailyan, who is suing the company for $999 billion.
In a nutshell, Violetta’s lawsuit lays down what many people have long suspected: Apple deliberately slows down phones via software updates to force users to buy the next iteration of the device. The lawsuit also says that Violetta (and other consumers) lost the value of their older iPhone models because of the deliberate slowdown of performance.
That lawsuit is one of many that are now surfacing because of Apple’s admission of the deliberate slowdowns. Reuters is reporting that there are now at least eight lawsuits against the Cupertino firm, filed in California, New York, Illinois and even Israel.
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