Apple is in the midst of legal action by Location Based Technologies (LBT) for allegedly infringing a patent related to the ‘low-power mode’ and ‘facedown detection’ features in various iPhones and iPads models.

Filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, the lawsuit against the tech producer claims that Apple’s mobile products that include a ‘low-power mode’ feature – which reduces or stops certain background activities in order to conserve battery life – infringes on LBT’s long-standing technology.

LBT state they informed Apple of the potential infringement in a notice sent in June, but now, the lawsuit containing five patents, each dealing with the power-saving features for portable devices, is being waged.

Apple introduced ‘low-power mode’ and ‘facedown detection’ back in 2015 with iOS 9.

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