Apple’s tricks to make iPhones sell well every year cause losses for tech users – 20 hours ago


Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Apple has been accused of deliberately hiding defective batteries in the millions of iPhones it sells. This led to a lawsuit from a British consumer named Justin Gutmann.

He accused Apple of using poor quality battery tricks to boost sales.

Justin Gutmann is a young activist who represents 24 million iPhone consumers in a lawsuit filed in court in London. Quote ReutersGutmann demanded compensation from Apple in the amount of 1.6 billion pounds or the equivalent of IDR 30 trillion plus interest.


Gutmann’s attorneys say Apple has hidden battery problems in certain models and limited those batteries with software updates and installed power management tools that limit battery performance.

Responding to this, Apple considered the allegations from the reporter to be baseless and strongly denied that the batteries in the iPhone were damaged, except for a small number of iPhone 6s models which offered free battery replacements.

The company attempted to take the case to court, but the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) said Gutmann’s case could proceed in a written decision.

But the CAT said there was a lack of clarity and specificity in Gutmann’s case that needed to be resolved before trial.

The court also said that Gutmann’s litigation funding arrangements may need to be changed, following a landmark Supreme Court decision in July that found many such agreements unlawful.

Gutmann said in a statement that the decision is a major step toward consumer justice.

An Apple spokesperson said, “We have never and will never do anything to intentionally shorten the life of an Apple product, or degrade the user experience to encourage upgrades for customers.”

The certification of Gutmann’s case adds to the number of high-value mass lawsuits currently being filed in London. This follows an earlier ruling in July that gave the green light to claims against major banks for alleged foreign exchange fraud.

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