High School Student Was The One Who Discovered Apple Was Intentionally Slowing Down iPhones
It was revealed last week that Apple’s iOS updates were causing outdated iPhones to become slower. Apple has since been hit with at least eight lawsuits filed in various federal courts. The lawsuits, which were filed in U.S. District Courts in California, New York, and Illinois, are class-action suits that could potentially represent millions and sue for billions. The person who may be responsible for bringing the smartphone behemoth to its knees could be a 17-year-old high school student.
Tyler Barney is just your average high school student from Mt. Juliet, Tennesee, except that he may completely turn Apple’s successful world upside-down after exposing the company’s intentional throttling of iPhones. The 17-year-old discovered that iPhones had decreased performance after his own iPhone 6s was having issues and was becoming “buggy.” “It was a big mess all the time,” Tyler said. “Even typing was painful. Seconds passed between keystrokes.”