Kommersant: Russians are preparing lawsuits against Apple for «delaying» iPhone

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The Russians are preparing the first lawsuits against Apple, which, as we learned earlier, deliberately slowed down the performance of older iPhone models. About it reports «Kommersant».

With claims to companies will turn to lawyers NLF Group and Lex Borealis, representing the interests of owners of smartphones.

«We have our first pool of plaintiffs — about a dozen people, in the case of a successful legal practice we’ll easily bring the number to a few hundreds», — quotes the edition of the managing partner NLF Group Maxim Karpov. His firm plans to Finance the costs of litigation in exchange for a share of the financial compensation, the value of which, presumably, will make some tens millions roubles.

The main task of lawyers is called the recognition «of the illegal deterioration of consumer properties of goods».

«Kommersant» talked to the lawyer Dmitry Petrov, in 2017 made by Apple decision on creation in Russia the repair of full cycle production. In his opinion, the plaintiffs stood little chance of victory would be necessary to prove malice of the Corporation. At the same time, Apple already explained that the slowing down was necessary smartphones to extend their life.

At the end of this year, Apple acknowledged that 2016 is intentionally decreased the performance of processors iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE. The statement caused dissatisfaction of consumers in the United States, Israel and Canada against the company was filed class-action lawsuits, and the Paris Prosecutor’s office launched an investigation against the Corporation.