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IPhone owners sue Apple over slowed-down iPhones

About five dozen iPhone owners filed nearly 59 separate lawsuits against Apple Inc. over claims that the tech giant slowed down their phones to save battery life, The Wall Street Journal reported March 28, citing court records.

At a legal meeting on March 29, the plaintiffs will seek to combine their suits into a single class-action suit.

According to a December 2017 report, Apple was hit with eight lawsuits over claims that it slowed down iPhones to cover up poor battery performance. The suits came after Apple addressed concerns that it slowed down older iPhones by saying that it only introduced a feature to mitigate shutdown issues in iPhones with older batteries.