IPhone X Face ID can't be used to validate family purchases

Apple faces two lawsuits over deliberately slowing down older iPhones

Apple acknowledged the bug and introduced a fix in an update to its operating system software, iOS 10.2.1, which the company said would largely remedy the issue.

People who owned iPhone 6, 6s, and 6s Plus devices have been complaining that their devices shut down spontaneously even though they had sufficient battery.

In its statement, Apple said, "Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices".

Many iPhone X users have discovered that they are unable to use Apple Face ID to approve family purchases, resulting in them having to enter their passwords manually whenever another user on their account tries to buy something.

The company said it added the fix past year to prevent shutdowns on iPhone 6, 6s and SE models, then added it to the iPhone 7 with plans for more devices in the future. "We've now extended that feature to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, and plan to add support for other products in the future", Apple said in a statement.

Bogdanovich and Speas allege Apple breached implied contracts with them and other iPhone owners by "purposefully slowing down older iPhone models when new models come out and by failing to properly disclose that" when they bought their iPhones. This is the fourth lawsuit filed against Apple this week and not exactly the publicity Apple wanted end 2017 with.

With these software updates, iOS is able to recognize how old the battery has been running inside the iPhone.

A solution for iPhone users may simply be to purchase a new battery altogether.

Following the reveal this week two separate class-action lawsuits have been filed in America against Apple, brought by plaintiffs in California and IL.

Some users will obviously want their devices to run at full speeds and the fact that Apple did not take their consent on what the company was doing in black and white will definitely complicate matters.

The second option would be to cease software updates, although we have to warn you that you will randomly be bombarded with messages detailing that a compatible software update is available for your device.

Apple confirmed that a feature introduced past year was intentionally slowing down older iPhones, which Apple say was down to protect against problems caused by ageing batteries.

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