Apple’s request was denied, allowing the class action lawsuit against Apple over iPhone batteries to continue.
Apple has asked to dismiss a class-action lawsuit filed in London demanding the company pay up to $2 billion for allegedly hiding defective batteries in millions of iPhones.
They represent 24 million British iPhone users in the lawsuit. According to the indictment, Apple masked battery problems with some cell phones by slowing down the devices with software updates and then using a power management tool to limit performance.
According to Apple, the lawsuit is baseless, and it has denied that the batteries were defective (except for a few iPhone 6S models, which were provided with free replacements).
Apple’s protest was dismissed, hence the lawsuit Complete At the same time, they pointed out that the accusations are unclear from several points of view, so that prosecutors can prepare for difficult legal proceedings.
Apple reiterated: they have never done anything (and will never do) that would intentionally reduce the lifespan of an Apple product or diminish the user experience, thus forcing the update.