Consumer watchdog DECO takes Apple to court over ‘damages to 115,000 Portuguese’

Portuguese consumer association DECO has announced it is taking legal action against Apple, accusing it of deceptive practices in manipulating iPhones 6, 6 plus and 6S to make them obsolete. According to DECO, Apple must indemnify 115,000 Portuguese consumers to the tune of around €60 each. Had these people known the truth of the products they were buying, they would have almost certainly have changed their minds. At issue is the system of updates which makes the phones progressively slower, explain reports. DECO believes Apple engineered the situation in order to “incentivate consumers to buy new mobile phones, namely more recent models” of the same highly-expensive brand.