Apple is now facing a new lawsuit which claims that Apple deliberately disabled old iPhone chargers through iOS updates in order to force users to buy new iPhones and boost its sales. Details here.
Apple has been in the news for all the wrong reasons recently as a new class action lawsuit against the tech giant claims that the US-based company deliberately disabled old iPhone chargers through iOS updates in order to force users to buy new iPhones and boost its sales. If your iPhone displays “This accessory may not be supported” when you connect your iPhone to a charger, you might also be part of this alleged attempt by Apple to make you upgrade to a new iPhone.
According to a report by MacRumors, California resident Monica Emerson was the one who filed a complaint against Apple via a law firm this week. In the lawsuit, Apple is accused of releasing a new iOS update in 2016 which were “specifically designed and programmed to reject old iPhone chargers from properly charging the iPhones.”
Apple reportedly pushed an iOS update with version 10.1.1 back in November 2016 and while at that time, reports also came out that iPhones are not supporting third-party accessories, however, this particular lawsuit is regarding old iPhone chargers. Moreover, the lawsuit has asked Apple to stop this practice while also notifying all of the affected iPhone users about the deceptive practice and “engage in corrective advertising” in order to rectify its malpractice.
Everything said and done, many will find it hard to believe that Apple itself released an iOS update which could prevent its own iPhone chargers from working properly while it is also worth noting that there have been several complaints regarding “this accessory may not be supported” being displayed on devices resulting in a bag image for Apple-certified chargers as well as the company itself.