Apple confirmed in 2017 that it slowed down the iPhone En through the update to iOS 12.2.1 and iOS 11.2. The movement, according to Apple not to degrade the battery, already cost 25 million euros in countries like France, and now they will have to pay 113 million dollars after an agreement with 34 US states, a figure that is added to the 500 million dollars it agreed to pay in March this year.
Attorneys General have sued Apple for hide this problem, as well as benefit from the sales of people who bought a new iPhone due to the poor performance of the previous one, when it was all due to the battery.
Slowing down iPhones would cost Apple an extra 100 million
The agreement is now official although it is pending approval by the judge. In March 2020 Apple agreed to pay between $ 310 million and $ 500 million, after admitting that it had slowed down older iPhones. This « batterygate » affected the iPhone 6, 6S and iPhone 7, whose performance was reduced after updating to new versions of iOS.
The California court settled a settlement, after collecting lawsuits from between 2017 and 2018, of between 310 and 500 million dollars. Now, a second agreement arrives, this time with 34 US states, which reflects that the company pays 113 million dollars.
It will be on December 4 when the agreement is completely closed, which is already outside the period for allegations. Since iOS 13, the control of battery life is more controlled, with tools such as optimized charging. Without a doubt, Apple’s move with the old models has been a lesson learned.
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Apple faces $ 113 million payment for slowing down iPhones in 2017 following new deal