IPhone throttling lawsuit settled for $113M

Apple has agreed a settlement with 34 US states up to the value of US$113 million

Apple has agreed a settlement with 34 US states up to the value of US$113 million

"Last year we released a feature for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE to smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down during these conditions". It was a scandal that was fittingly dubbed as "batterygate" and it led to a class action lawsuit.

According to a report by the South Korean media "Asian Economy", Apple officials recently stated that it is aware of "a few reported cases which are now under investigation". Apple is the most valuable company on this planet, and it acted deceptively by hiding the shutdown and slowdown problems.

The update claims to offer an optimized battery charging, especially for the Apple AirPods to slow the rate of battery ageing by reducing the time the AirPods spend fully charged. Of course that means we have the relevant teardowns, too, but if you're just here for the goods, scroll down and peep not one, not two, but four brand new iPhone wallpapers for your 12-series iPhones. Several users complained about the issue on the Web, though Apple didn't make any acknowledgement initially.

It is not clear what exactly caused the problem; however, apparently, Apple found the cause; since the changelog says that now there should be no problems with the responsiveness of the smartphone on the lock screen. A company's spokesperson declined to comment on the settlement.

After being called out on this practice in 2017, Apple claimed that its goal was to smooth out the performance of older batteries when using newer software, as these batteries struggled to support the peak current demands in certain conditions.

According to the terms of the settlement, the money will be distributed among the states and will be used to help cover attorneys' fees and fund future consumer protection investigations. In March, Apple agreed to more than half a billion dollars to settle a class action lawsuit accusing it of slowing down iPhones to compel users to buy new ones.

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