In this week, Apple faced a fine of 10 million Euros (roughly 12 million US Dollars) in Italy after it was found to have misled consumers regarding this water resistance feature on iPhones.
Now, the company is facing an additional set of lawsuits regarding its infamous “batterygate” practice.
For those who didn’t know about the term “batterygate” is used to describe manufacturers intentionally slowing down or throttling the performance older phones.
This is apparently done to preserve system stability of older devices running newer firmware, but the practice has come into question in recent years.
The Cupertino based giant previously payed 113 million US Dollars in settlements to consumers over fraud allegations in the US for this practice for its iPhone 6, iPhone 7, and iPhone SE models.
Apple has always refused the claims of battery gate lawsuits and said that it only reached a settlement to pay up its users to “avoid burdensome and costly litigation.” In other words, the settlements were just to remove the case and not to deal with the issue. Earlier this year, the company even paid out 25 US Dollars to each of its US customers over the identical issue for the iPhone 6. So, we will have to wait and see how the company responds to this matter.