A class action lawsuit has been leveled at Apple by a California law firm for forcing owners of Apple iPhones to repeatedly buy new chargers by updating their requirements.
The suit claims that thousands of iPhone owners started to experience issues with their older iPhones around November 2016, and there were claims that iPhones stopped recognizing and accepting their chargers.
“Filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, the lawsuit identifies Monica Emerson as the main plaintiff, with the suit filed ‘on behalf of all other members of the public similarly situated’,” stated an Apple Insider report.
The filing further notes that the chargers were also produced by the iPhone-maker, and not a third-party company.
“In the plaintiff’s specific case, they noted an update in October 2017 for iOS, and that later on the iPhone displayed the message ‘this accessory may not be supported’ when attempting to charge.
“It is alleged Apple ‘forced updates to the iPhones which were specifically designed and programmed to reject’ old iPhone chargers,” the report added.
According to the lawsuit, this phrase meant “requiring that users buy a new charger”.
Apple’s support documents advise users who see the “accessory may not be supported” warning, that it may be due to several possible reasons, including if the accessory possibly being defective or damaged.
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