A consumer rights activist is suing Apple for more than £750m (about $1bn) alleging the company intentionally downgrades older devices to avoid the expense of repairing or replacing a device that was running low on battery. weak.

In a complaint filed in the UK Competition Appeals Court, Justin Guttman alleges that Apple has included a secret battery management system in an iOS update, with the intention of disguising the fact that older iPhone models do not could handle the new version. This practice is known as ‘strangulation’.