The South Korean authorities on Friday said that “Over 63,767 iPhone user’s in south Korea have filed a complaint against Apple over damage product.” The lawsuit is claims to be the country’s biggest ever class lawsuit action against the Apple Inc and Apple Korea.
Xinhua news agency in its reports, has reported that “Hannuri a local law firm which represent the users has filed the class action lawsuit against Apple Inc and Apple Korea (the local unit of the iPhone manufacturer) in Seoul Central District Court.
The iPhone customers have demanded the damages worth 200,00 won (nearly to $188 per plaintiff),or 12.75 billion won ($12 million in total).
The report also added that “More-than 400,000 iPhone customers originally sought to join the legal action, but the number falls short during the identity verification and providing a necessary documents.”
In December last year, many of the iPhone owners has accused that Apple for slowing down the old iPhone’s through software updates. Whereas the Apple in its press release said that “its software intentionally slowed some models under certain circumstances to protect them from automatically shutting down.
“Hannuri said that though Apple recognized the under-performance of iPhones via iOS upgrade, it covered up the truth in offering the software to hide faulty battery, prevent customer secession and promote the sale of new model.
In mid-January and early March, the Civic group activists, which represent 122 and 401 iPhone users each, have filed their respective class action suits against Apple and Apple Korea claiming for damages worth 2.2 million won ($2,070) per person.