Over 60,000 South Korean iPhone Users Sue Apple for $12 Million USD in Damages
A total of 63,767 South Korean iPhone users have filed the country’s biggest-ever class action lawsuit against Apple for damages worth millions.
A new report from ZDNet explains that a South Korean law firm called Hannuri lodged the class action lawsuit with the Seoul Central District Court against the local unit of the iPhone manufacturer, Apple, and Apple Korea.
The law firm stated in their filing that “Even though Apple knew the software update would slow down some iPhones, it failed to notify users to hide the flaws in the battery, to prevent consumers from seeking other options and to promote sales of iPhones.”
The firm is demanding that Apple pay $12 million USD in compensation, or $188 to each customer. Around 400,000 iPhone customers originally sought to join the legal action, but the number fell in the course of verifying identification and offering necessary documents, reads the report.
Consumers worldwide have been demanding compensation from Apple after the company acknowledged last year that its operating software updates intentionally slowed down the operating speed of older iPhone models.
While Apple claimed that the measure was necessary to prevent devices from suddenly shutting down, many consumers claim that the company should still have notified users of the matter before the decision was taken.