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Days after iPhone battery fiasco, lawsuits against Apple begin to mount

By Cyrus Farivar

Enlarge / An iPhone 6’s battery, courtesy of iFixit. (credit: iFixit)

Since news broke that Apple deliberately slows down the processor speed of iPhones as they age, the company has now been sued three times in various federal courts nationwide.

These proposed class-action lawsuits allege largely the same thing: that over time certain iPhones exhibited lower performance and that Apple fraudulently concealed this fact from owners. If those customers went to an Apple Store to investigate, they were encouraged to simply buy a new iPhone.

“Had Plaintiffs been informed by Apple or its technical/customer service support staff that a battery replacement would have improved the performance of the above devices, they would have opted to replace the batteries instead of purchasing new phones,” one of the lawsuits, Abdulla et al v. Apple, which was filed Thursday in federal court in Chicago, alleges.

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Nintendo Getting Sued for Switch’s Detachable Controllers, That Apparently Copy Some Other Tech

By James A.

The Nintendo Switch is without a doubt one of the most successful pieces of hardware in 2017 and while it may seem like an original machine, it’s certainly not the first tablet with gaming controllers. This has also prompted parties to actually sue Nintendo for violating a patent or two.

The folks of Wikipad, who have a gaming oriented slate are ready for a suit against Nintendo. The whole idea of add-on controllers is in the mix here. They claim that the Switch and the removable Joy-Con controllers are too similar to the Gamevice approach for a detachable game controller, with a “flexible bridge section”. The party is asking for damages and a ban on Switch sales.

Gamevice hasn’t commented on the lawsuit and Nintendo neither. The Wikipad team had plans for a gaming tablet back in 2012 and it promised high end and unique features, like glasses free 3D and game streaming. Sadly, the product didn’t work out fine, on account of delays and a revamp and rethink of the device. The end result did get some traction, but Gamevice dropped it in favour of the gaming add ons for phones and tablets.

Of course one may argue that even Razer and Archos have ground to sue Nintendo because they have similar tablets, but the Switch is so much more. It’s a dockable machine, also a desktop console and a portable one. I say this case tilts in favour of Nintendo.

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