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Apple Accused of Misleading iPhone Customers in New UK Lawsuit

  • Case will seek hundreds of millions for smartphone users
  • Suit alleges software updates harmed battery, slowed speed
An Apple iPhone X.

An Apple iPhone X.

Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Apple Inc. faces a UK lawsuit that could seek hundreds of millions of pounds in compensation for iPhone users after it was accused of misleading customers on a controversial power management tool. 

Justin Gutmann, a market researcher, has applied to the Competition Appeal Tribunal for approval to bring a collective action on behalf of UK iPhone users, according to a statement Thursday. The suit could sweep up as many as 25 million people who bought the iPhone models from 6 through to the X if successful.