A second lawsuit hits Apple over throttling of older iPhone speeds

Apple has been hit with another lawsuit regarding its throttling of older iPhones to, per the tech giant, conserve battery life. five customers have filed a federal lawsuit in Chicago against the tech giant for what they’re calling “deceptive, immoral and unethical” practices that violate consumer protection laws, reports the Chicago Sun Times

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The suit was filed Thursday by two Illinoisans along with Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina residents, who had a range of models from the iPhone 5 to the iPhone 7. They claim that Apple’s iOS updates “were engineered to purposefully slow down or ‘throttle down’ the performance speeds” of the iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 7.

The first was filed yesterday by Stefan Bogdanovoch of Las Angeles. Earlier this week Apple released a statement admitting iOS updates would slow down phones, but only to prevent devices with old batteries “from unexpectedly shutting down.”