Apple agrees to pay USD $ 113 million among 34 US states that accused it of altering the performance of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 7.
Do you remember the Batterygate? That scandal where Apple was accused of altering the performance of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 to schedule the obsolescence of both devices.
There was lengthy litigation and lawsuits. At times it seemed that the company would not have to pay a penny for the multiple lawsuits received. But in the end it turns out that it is.
The justice authorities in the United States have completed their process and now Apple will have to pay USD $ 113 million for the case.
34 States will have compensation
According to Washington Post, Apple has reached from the court a new legal agreement with the demands of 34 States of the American nation to deliver and distribute a total of USD $ 113 million among those affected.
Apple withheld information about its batteries that slowed iPhone performance, while passing it off as an upgrade.
This type of behavior hurts consumers’ pockets and limits their ability to make informed purchases.
Today’s agreement ensures that consumers have access to the information they need to make informed decisions when buying and using Apple products.
This is what California judge Xavier Becerra declares in the agreement statement which approves the final figure of the settlement to compensate the damage.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 would have been the main models exposed to this alteration that restricted their performance.
So far Apple has not given an official statement on the resolution of this case.