Millions of iPhone users could be entitled to a "compensation" after the launch of a legal claim accusing Apple of "secretly slowing down" the performance of older phones.

According to foreign media, reports Telegrafi, Justin Gutmann claims that the company deceived users for an improvement that he said would improve performance, but, in fact, slowed down the phones.

Thus, he is seeking compensation of around 900 million euros for up to 25 million iPhone users in the UK.

Despite this, Apple says it "never" intentionally shortened the life of its products.

The claim, which has been filed in the Competition Court of Appeals, alleges that Apple slowed down the performance of older iPhones in order to avoid expensive withdrawals or repairs.

This is related to the introduction of a "way" of energy management, released in a software update for iPhone users in January 2017.

The models covered by the claim are the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X models.

In a statement, Apple said: "We have never done and will never do anything to intentionally shorten the life of an Apple product."

"Our goal has always been to create products that our customers want, and making iPhones last as long as possible is an important part of that."

The claim of Mr.

Gutmann comes two years after a similar case was settled in the United States.

In 2020, Apple agreed to pay $ 113 million (about 107 million euros) to settle an issue related to allegations that it was slowing down older iPhones.

Thirty-three US states claimed that Apple had done this to push users to buy new devices.

As a result, millions of people were affected when the iPhone 6 and 7 and SE models slowed down in 2016 in a scandal called Batterygate.