In Brazil, Apple is right in the case of slowed down iPhones

Unlike what happened in the US and in other parts of the world, the judges in Brazil have ruled in favor of Apple regarding the implementation of the energy saving feature that was going to reduce the iPhone’s performance.

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In February, the French government fined Apple for a total of 27 million dollars for that iOS function that was going to reduce processor performance when the battery was running out. In addition, a few days ago, Apple agreed to pay 500 million dollars to resolve a similar class action in the United States.

In Brazilinstead, the situation is different, given that the judges have ruled that Apple did not behave illegally. A lawsuit filed against Apple claimed a total of $ 212 million in compensation for Apple’s behavior in managing iPhone performance, but the charge was dismissed without even considering the evidence.

Brazilian judges explicitly stated that there was no obvious planned obsolescence from Apple, adding that the company had implemented the performance limitation feature only to mitigate random shutdowns and preserve the usability of the iPhones. In practice, Apple has not violated any local consumer protection laws.

The association that filed a lawsuit will appeal, but according to experts there is little room for a victory.


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