Apple to pay US$3.4 million over iPhone obsolescence in Chile

Apple has admitted iOS software was tweaked to slow performance of older iPhones whose battery life was deteriorating. – EPA pic, April 8, 2021.

APPLE has agreed to pay Chilean consumers US$3.4 million (RM14.04 million) in a lawsuit over programmed obsolescence of iPhones, their lawyer said yesterday, the first such settlement in Latin America.

Apple is accused of having programmed a limited lifespan into some products to force users to replace their phones sooner than necessary, and has previously settled similar cases in the United States and Europe.

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