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Apple faces lawsuits over tweak to slow down ageing iPhones

The lawsuits seek class-action to represent potentially millions of iPhone owners

Apple vice-president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller introducing the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus last year. The company acknowledged that OS updates included a feature "to smooth out" power supply.

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APPLE Inc defrauded iPhone users by slowing devices without warning to compensate for poor battery performance, according to eight lawsuits filed in various federal courts in the week since the company opened up about the year-old software change.

The tweak may have...