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Apple faces paying millions of pounds in compensation after admitting that it deliberately slowed down older iPhones without customers’ consent.

Two separate class-action lawsuits have been filed against the technology company in America amid claims that the affair has echoes of the Volkswagen emissions scandal.

Earlier this week, Apple admitted to using software releases to slow down the iPhone 6, 6S, 7 and SE when their batteries are old, cold or have a low charge. The company said the release was necessary to prevent abrupt shutdowns of the device but critics accused Apple of trying to encourage customers to buy new models.

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