Apple is in hot water once again as it faces a class action lawsuit for allegedly deliberately disabling old iPhones chargers.
As per the lawsuit, an iOS update released back in November 2016 was said to be programmed to reject old chargers from properly charging the iPhones of thousands of users from all around the United States and other countries. Third-party charging cables and wall adapters were said to be affected as well.
This prompted the affected users to purchase a new one. Users got the “This accessory may not be supported.” warning, which results for the device to not recharge, despite the seemingly good condition of the charger itself.
The lawsuit calls out Apple for this problem and requires them to terminate such deception. They will also be ordered to notify all the affected customers and “engage in corrective advertising”, which is going to be another hit to the company’s reputation.
This isn’t the first time that Apple has faced such controversy. Back in 2017, Apple received a backlash when they were caught intentionally slowing down old iPhones, forcing users to upgrade to a new one.
Apple said that it was a feature that will help the device conserve its degrading battery. Apple has since then added a Battery Health feature so users would know if their battery already needs replacing.
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