Lawsuits over the iPhone throttling/slowdown issue have not abated. According to a new group lawsuit filed in South Korea, a group of consumer activists are demanding that Apple pay 2.2 million won ($2,000) to each iPhone user, which includes the price for a new iPhone as well as compensation for stress caused by the case.
The Citizens United for Consumer Sovereignty filed the suit at the Seoul Central District Court earlier in the day on behalf of 401 people. In January, the advocacy group filed a similar suit by representing 122 people.
“The government should not remain silent over Apple’s illegal actions, and conduct an investigation and implement restrictions,” the group said. “Apple should make a sincere apology and provide viable compensation to revitalize its damaged credibility.” in comments made to Korea Herald. yesterday.
A couple of weeks back, Apple saw a new lawsuit against it in Canada. The new class action in Canada, filed by Ontario law firm Rochon Genova is seeking $500m in damages or another sum determined by the court on behalf of every Canadian resident who bought an iPhone 6, 6 Plus 6s Plus, SE, 7, and 7 Plus.
It is estimated that Apple is facing more than 60 lawsuits related to the iPhone Slowdown issue as per a recent article published in Macrumors.
When the story broke in late December of last year, Apple was quick to acknowledge the issue and issued a public apology statement.
“We’ve been hearing feedback from our customers about the way we handle performance for iPhones with older batteries and how we have communicated that process. We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down. We apologize. There’s been a lot of misunderstanding about this issue, so we would like to clarify and let you know about some changes we’re making.”
This open statement from Apple was followed by the company’s plan to offer discounted battery replacements for affected phones at $29.