Italian consumer group launches proceedings seeking damages of 7.5 billion yen against Apple
a problem that Apple intentionally reduced the performance of the old iPhone , Italian consumer group Altroconsumo has filed a class action lawsuit seeking damages of 60 million euros (about 7.5 billion yen) against Apple It has been reported.
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Italy consumer association sues Apple for planned iPhone obsolescence | Reuters
Altroconsumo has filed a class action on behalf of consumers for Apple's deliberate obsolescence of the iPhone 6 that appeared in 2014 and the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus that appeared in 2015. 'Apple's planned obsolescence has been approved by the Italian authorities, but we seek Apple for damages on behalf of Italian consumers fooled by Apple,' Altroconsumo told Apple. We are seeking damages of 60 million euros. The subject of this class proceeding is the owners of the iPhone 6 that appeared in 2014 and the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus that appeared in 2015. In addition, the number of target terminals sold in Italy will reach about 1 million units in the period from 2014 to 2020 alone.
In 2017, Apple admitted that it intentionally reduced the peak performance of older iPhones . It's not the first time Apple has been sued in this matter, and in February 2020 it was ordered to pay a fine of € 25 million in France.
Apple ends up paying a fine of 3 billion yen to France for 'declining the peak performance of the iPhone' --GIGAZINE
a settlement of about 2700 yen per user .
Furthermore, in March 2020, we agreed to pay a settlement of 500 million dollars (about 54 billion yen) to iPhone users in the United States, and we are paying
Apple agrees to pay more than 54 billion yen as a settlement for 'the peak performance of the iPhone was lowered' --GIGAZINE
Apple has been filed in Belgium and Spain, according to Reuters, which reported a class action proceeding by Altroconsumo. In addition, European consumer group Euroconsumers is planning a similar class action proceeding in Portugal within the next few weeks.
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