Apple faces £1.6b lawsuit in the UK over iPhone throttling

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Apple could face yet another lawsuit regarding the purposeful throttling of the iPhone 6 and 6s, colloquially known as batterygate.

The suit in question is worth £1.6b and is by Justin Gutmann on behalf of UK-based users affected by Apple’s “throttling” of the iPhone 6 and 6s. Gutmann’s lawyers argue that Apple concealed issues with the older iPhones’ batteries by limiting performance.

Apple is trying to block the suit by appealing to a London tribunal. Cupertino’s lawyers claim the suit is “baseless”, and that only a small number of old iPhone batteries are defective, for which Apple…

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