Apple Hit With $125M Lawsuit In Israel Over Slow iPhones
December 26, 2017 | A class action suit against American tech giant Apple was filed in a Tel Aviv court on Monday, amid accusations the company failed to disclose that its routine software updates on older iPhone devices would slow down performance. At least four similar lawsuits were filed in the United States against the company after it announced that the indeed the updates were slowing down older iPhone devices but that these measures were taken to save on battery life. Users faced with the slow-downs usually concluded that they needed to buy new devices, the American lawsuits allege, accusing the company of “deceptive, immoral and unethical” practices. The $125 million lawsuit in Israel similarly claims that Apple had “a clear interest in hiding the information from users because it would prefer they replace old iPhones with new ones as soon as possible,” JTA reported. Affected devices include the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE and iPhone 7. Last month, an Israeli startup filed a lawsuit for an undisclosed amount against Apple, alleging that the US tech giant copied its patented camera technology and incorporated it into the iPhone.