AFTER ‘BATTERYGATE’, APPLE IS NOW FACING DOZENS OF INVESTIGATIONS AND LAWSUITS
SOUTH KOREA IS THE LATEST COUNTRY TO LAUNCH AN OFFICIAL PROBE.
Confirmation that Apple was slowing down older iPhones stirred up a storm dubbed ‘batterygate’, and despite issuing an apology, Apple’s woes haven’t blown over. The Cupertino firm faces 45 lawsuits in the US, and consumer watchdogs from France, China and South Korea have announced the launch of investigations into the issue. Apple’s apology already states that it will replace old iPhone batteries at a reduced cost, so what the investigations hope to achieve is as yet unclear.