27 Feb 2018 18:04

Moscow court throws out 5 suits against Apple over iPhone slowdown

MOSCOW. Feb 27 (Interfax) - Moscow's Tverskoi District Court has refused to examine five lawsuits filed by Russian iPhone owners against Apple Rus over the corporation's slowing down of its telephones.

"Today the judge ruled that three legal claims be returned to the claimants; the other two were returned by a court ruling on February 19," court spokeswoman Svetlana Maximova told Interfax on Tuesday.

The decision is due to the claimants' failure to fix flaws in their claims, she said.

Earlier, NLF Group's Managing Partner Maxim Karpov told Interfax, "Ten lawsuits worth a total of tens of millions of rubles have been filed against Apple Rus with the courts of Moscow and the Moscow region."

Late last December, following lawsuits filed by consumers and public outrage, Apple apologized for the slow speed of old iPhones. The company's activities came under scrutiny from authorities in the United States, France, and several other countries after this information was published and inquires began.

Apple admitted that it had adjusted its operating system, iOS, in such a way as to slow down the iPhone's performance of certain tasks. The company promised to reduce the price of battery replacements and include a battery management feature in the updated version of the operating system.