In early 2018 a French consumer watchdog brought Apple to court over the accusation that the phone giant are deliberately slowing down old models of it’s iPhone’s. Deliberately doing so has often been thrown at Apple as their iPhone’s do notably seem to slow down after quite some time and this is not to mention the fact that the battery life is also poor. In France deliberately shortening the lifespan of a product is against the law and last year Apple also admitted that new iPhone software updates were in fact slowing down older models of iPhone.
France is the third country to take Apple to court over such claims and the consumer agency has also brought many other companies to court including HP, a printer giant in the industry. The new software updates are a deliberate push to get people to upgrade their iPhone’s however the opposite seems to be happening. More and more people are getting second hand or refurbished iPhone’s as they are much more affordable from websites like www.refurbishediphones.ie. The price of the newer models of iPhone are staggering so it is no wonder people are turning to the refurbished versions to save money.
According to the BBC news the new Apple updates are designed to make the batteries of the older models last long but this does not seem to be the case and anybody who owns an iPhone knows this. Apple have now said that a public apology will be made..like that is of any significance. For those of you who are looking to save money on getting an iPhone then the refurbished iPhones are just as good and should come with a warranty. Now that Apple have been caught in the act the older models might be a more viable option in the future.