Class-action against Apple over slowed down iPhones filed in Quebec


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Class-action against Apple over slowed down iPhones filed in Quebec
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Published:
January 5, 2018
Updated:
January 5, 2018 12:33 PM EST
In this Sept. 15, 2017, file photo, the camera, upper left, of an iPhone 8 Plus is displayed in New York. Apple Inc. reports earnings Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)Mark Lennihan / AP
MONTREAL — Two Quebec law firms are seeking authorization to file a class-action lawsuit against Apple for allegedly violating the province’s consumer-protection law.
They filed a motion in Quebec Superior Court last Dec. 29 after Apple acknowledged having secretly slowed down older iPhones.
The company said the move was necessary to avoid unexpected shutdowns related to battery fatigue.
Apple sorry for slowing iPhones, cuts battery price
LPC Avocats et Renno Vathilakis Avocats allege the one-year warranty offered to Quebec consumers for batteries is not reasonable, given the price and the expected use.
The law firms also allege the “AppleCare” extended warranty is not more advantageous than the legal guarantee under Quebec’s Consumer Protection Act and that “its price is disproportionate to the point of causing the objective lesion to all AppleCare purchasers.”
They are seeking yet to be determined compensatory damages as well as punitive damages of $300 per class member.
The application was filed on behalf of Quebecers who bought an Apple product, including iPhones, Apple Watches, iPads, iPods or MacBooks. It also covers people who purchased “AppleCare” or “AppleCare+” for an Apple product and were not informed of their legal warranty.
Class-action against Apple over slowed down iPhones filed in Quebec | Toronto Sun
 
mentalfloss
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Class action over slowed down iPhones


woof
 
JamesBondo
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i wish them luck.
 
Hoid
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How is the lawsuit to get them to use Pomme going?
 
prabath
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congratz ! go ahead!
 
JamesBondo
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they agreed to adopt the microUSB standard for enviremental reasons, then welched on their promise.

I stopped buying Iphones when someone in their think tank decided that 1 side of glass wasn't enough. I have ceramic floors and 2 other people in my family. do you know how many screens were replaced? I am pretty sure my iphone guy drives a BMW.
 
Hoof Hearted
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The Quebecer's got mad because their selfie videos of eating poutine was in slow motion.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by JamesBondo View Post

they agreed to adopt the microUSB standard for enviremental reasons, then welched on their promise.

I stopped buying Iphones when someone in their think tank decided that 1 side of glass wasn't enough. I have ceramic floors and 2 other people in my family. do you know how many screens were replaced? I am pretty sure my iphone guy drives a BMW.

Stop throwing your phones at each other.

Actually, I hope they take at least a small hit. Basically what they were doing was throttling people with old iPhones so they'd buy new iPhones.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_Soldier View Post

Stop throwing your phones at each other.

Actually, I hope they take at least a small hit. Basically what they were doing was throttling people with old iPhones so they'd buy new iPhones.

You got it. Maybe, after this and the Volkswagen tailpipe cheating program, big companies might get the idea that defrauding their customers is not a good idea but I hold faint hope.
 
JamesBondo
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Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_Soldier View Post

Stop throwing your phones at each other.

Actually, I hope they take at least a small hit. Basically what they were doing was throttling people with old iPhones so they'd buy new iPhones.

I agree. They pretty much did the same with Iphone4 when their iOS update last year was crashing the phones.
 

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