Apple faces deceptive trade practices probe by multiple U.S. states


Multiple U.S. states are investigating Apple Inc for potentially deceiving consumers, according to a March document obtained by a tech watchdog group.

The Texas attorney general may sue Apple for violating the state's deceptive trade practices law in connection with the multi-state investigation, according to the document, which was obtained by the Tech Transparency Project.

The document did not provide additional details.

The office of the Texas attorney general declined to comment. Apple did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

Apple has faced class-action lawsuits from consumers alleging that it deceived them about slowing the performance of iPhones with aging batteries. The company agreed to pay up to$500 million to settle one such lawsuit earlier this year.

Apple is also facing lawsuits alleging that it knew and concealed how the “butterfly” keyboards on its MacBook laptops were prone to failure.

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Apple Inc for potentially deceiving consumers

If you decide to buy an Apple product, you must accept the fact you will be deceived. That's the tacit contract. Apple's business model is founded on proprietary technology and limited choice. It's hard to imagine how those conditions could lead to situation where consumers are NOT deceived.

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LOL keep the faith Jeff. Wife is using a 12 year old iMac that until recently I was using to edit 4k videos. They sure deceived us!

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My two main mac's are 10 and 8 years old. More than 5 years is acceptable for any PC. Oldest device, a trackpad 13 years. Just updated my 2012 iPad for a 2018 refurnished one. Won't be able to load the next Mac OS onto my macs but will still be good for a couple more years. Total costs over 10 years, less than ¥250,000. I don't feel deceived.

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