Fast technology December 6 news, according to Sina reports,The Seoul High Court today ordered Apple to pay 70,000 won (about 380 yuan) to each of seven South Korean iPhone users.
The cause was a deliberate degradation of device performance after a software update.
It is reported that more than 62,000 South Korean iPhone users have filed a lawsuit against Apple, accusing Apple of deliberately slowing down the performance of older phones after software updates to force users to buy new phones.
This is the "notorious" battery gate incident in the world, dating back to the end of 2017.
Apple through the system update to reduce the frequency of the old iPhone, forcing users to replace the new model, and even the name is to extend the battery life, so that users can use longer, the results are exposed by users.
Look back at the whole "battery Gate" incident:
Since August 2016, many Apple users have reported that their iphones will suddenly power off and shut down, and the mobile phones encountered this problem involve multiple models, especially the Apple 6s; For some of the consumers who have complained, Apple promised to replace the battery to protect the normal use of consumers.
In December 2017, it was revealed that Apple had secretly slowed down the processor speed of iphones with aging batteries without users' knowledge. On December 20, Apple admitted to slowing down older iphones to avoid unexpected shutdowns and extend their service life.
On December 29, 2017, Apple officially issued an open letter apologizing for the incident.For overinsured iPhone 6 and subsequent models, the replacement battery price will be reduced from 608 yuan to 218 yuan, and the replacement cycle is from the end of January to December 2018.
Of course, the incident did not end with Apple's apology, and many countries have filed lawsuits against the "Apple battery door", and the lawsuits in some countries and regions are still not completed.