After its admission on Wednesday, Apple Inc. has come under fire and a lawsuit has been registered against the company.
In a statement made on Wednesday, Apple stated that it had tweaked the original algorithm used by older iPhones in order to train them to use energy more efficiently.
However, rumors are rife that Apple has made the changes in a surreptitious move to force users to upgrade to the newer models.
In its statement, Apple announced that it had explained its action since owners of older phones had begun raising complaints about the lag in the phones.
In its statement, Apple said, “Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices”.
The company explained, “Lithium-ion batteries become less capable of supplying peak current demands when in cold conditions, have a low battery charge or as they age over time, which can result in the device unexpectedly shutting down to protect its electronic components.”
Thus far, the accusations against the company have just been virtual whispers circulated about the internet however they have now crossed over into reality.
Reports state that Apple will soon be sued by two California residents, Stefan Bogdanovich and Dakota Speas.
The two have claimed that Apple did not obtain any kind of consent from any of the users to “slow down their iPhones”. Both plaintiffs are owners of iPhone 7 and claim that they have “suffered interferences to their iPhone usage due to the intentional slowdowns”.
The two have managed to capitalize on Apple’s admission in the best way and have stated that since the company has made them suffer “economic damages and other harm” they are “entitled to compensation”.
The two plaintiffs have stated that they will appeal to have the case cover all people in the United States who own a phone older than iPhone’s most recent model in the line, the iPhone 8.