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Apple sued due to an update that disables old chargers

               

The California law firm filed a class action lawsuit against Apple, alleging that the company deliberately released an update for iOS, which disconnected the company’s old chargers and cables. Thus, Apple allegedly forced users to spend money on new accessories.

The lawsuit concerns an update that came out in November 2016 (probably for version 10.1.1). It is alleged that in this update, the normal operation of the charging devices was intentionally disrupted. This also affected third-party accessories, but the lawsuit focuses specifically on devices released by Apple.

“Thousands of iPhone owners in the US and other countries began to experience problems with older iPhones, which stopped recognizing chargers, ” the lawsuit said. Instead of dropping percentages of battery charge, users could see the inscription: “This accessory may not be supported.”

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