Apple has been accused of slowing down a number of iPhone fashions after its most up-to-date few updates. The Spain Shopper Safety Group has despatched a letter to Apple accusing the corporate of slowing down outdated telephones just like the iPhone 8 and iPhone XS, but in addition the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 after latest updates. The updates talked about within the letter are particularly iOS 14.5, 14.5.1, and iOS 14.6 updates. The letter accuses Apple of purposefully slowing down iPhones and asks the corporate to compensate affected shoppers.
Spanish media iPhoneros first reported that the Spain Shopper Safety Group (OCU) had despatched the letter to Apple. The letter is meant to determine dialogue with Apple and search for a technique to compensate affected shoppers. If Apple doesn’t reply with a passable response, OCU has reportedly threatened to file a lawsuit.
“The letter despatched goals to determine a dialogue with Apple to discover a technique to compensate its shoppers. Whether or not Apple doesn’t reply correctly, different actions could possibly be taken within the nationwide courts to implement shopper proper,” OCU writes within the letter. Whereas the letter doesn’t element particular person complaints, it alleges that iOS 14.5, 14.5.1, and 14.6 updates have considerably broken shopper units, inflicting their processing pace to drop dramatically and the battery to empty quicker. The letter claims that quite a few media retailers, each tech and non-tech, have reported about this. Altroconsumo, Deco Proteste, and Check-Achats have additionally participated within the letter despatched by OCU.
Final month, iPhone customers reported of extreme battery drain points after updating to model iOS 14.6. One iPhone person claimed that his machine drained by a large 70 % in a single day. An iPhone 12 person complained that their cellphone’s battery went as much as solely 30 % even after retaining it on charging in a single day and that it “retains on draining”.