The so-called ‘batterygate’ was a notorious case several years ago. Following an iOS software update, and without prior notice to users, Apple reduced the performance of iPhones with degraded batteries to below 80%.
The battery of our iPhone is one of the components that suffer the most, and therefore we have to take care of the most.
This feature is still active on iOS, but users can deactivate or activate it to our liking. In principle, this means that our iPhone does not restart in a “peak performance” if the battery is very degraded.
As is usually normal, when it comes to Apple, everything was exaggerated more than normal, but the company admitted its mistake and through a new update they reversed the problem. But nevertheless, many users sued the company for slowing down your devices without your permission.
Now, as The Washington Post reports, Apple will pay 113 million dollars to resolve the investigation that has been initiated in most states of the United States.
Apple will pay to settle the matter
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has commented that companies like Apple must “tell the whole truth” when they take action that affects their customers.
“Big Tech must stop manipulating consumers and tell them the whole truth about their practices and products… I am committed to holding these tech giants accountable if they hide the truth from their users.”
Really, $ 113 million in compensation isn’t much for a company like Apple. But the deal doesn’t just end with payment, it also requires Apple to be more transparent about changes that can affect iPhone battery and power management.
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Surely Apple has learned its lesson And the next time you go to take a measure like this, you are sure to explain it correctly and not force it to be used. Freedom and let everyone decide.