Apple could face $900 million ‘Batterygate’ suit in UK

A consumer rights activist has filed a claim with UK authorities over Apple allegedly “throttling” the iPhone 6, and other iPhones, aiming to see Apple pay over 750 million pounds ($900 million out to around 25 million people.

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) recently claimed that its influence will make Apple “more upfront” over battery health and performance. Now the UK’s Competition Appeals Tribunal is considering a multimillion dollar legal claim over the issue.There isn’t an exact equivalent to the US’s class action lawsuit in the UK, but according to The Guardian, consumer rights activist Justin Gutmann is effectively attempting one. Gutmann maintains that the approximately 25 million people who bought certain iPhones should have been told that their phones would be “throttled.”

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