Apple Reaches $ 133 Million Settlement for Slowing Down Older iPhones

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Apple has reached a $ 113 million settlement agreement with 34 states and Washington, DC over claims the company has misled consumers about iPhone software updates that have deliberately slowed down iPhones to extend battery life, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said on Wednesday.“Apple withheld information about their batteries that slowed iPhone performance while passing it off as an update,” Becerra said in a statement. “This type of behavior hurts consumers’ pockets and limits their ability to make informed purchases. ”

The complaint alleges that Apple used batteries in iPhone 6 and 7 devices that were “particularly susceptible” to loss of performance over time. As the phones are designed to shut down when the battery cannot supply sufficient voltage to support the phone’s processing needs, this triggered a higher number of shutdowns than usual as the batteries aged. , according to the complaint.

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