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Apple to Pay $113 Million to Settle 'Batterygate'

Apple to Pay $113 Million to Settle 'Batterygate'”

They argued that Apple "fully understood" that by concealing the issues, it could spend a year profiting off people who thought they needed to buy a new iPhone, when all they really needed was to replace their phone's battery to avoid throttling or unexpected shutdowns.

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Under the deal, Apple would provide small payouts for many iPhone owners in the US. The Washington Post first reported the news.

FILE - In this January 9, 2007 file photo, Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds up the new iPhone during his keynote address at MacWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco.

The multistate probe into Apple is part of a wave of investigations into the world's leading technology providers.

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.

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"Big Tech must stop manipulating consumers and tell them the whole truth about their practices and products", said Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. "I'm committed to holding these goliath technology companies accountable when they hide important information from users".

Today's proposed settlement is on top of the $310 million to $500 million Apple has agreed to pay to USA consumers to resolve an earlier class-action lawsuit over Batterygate. A French competition watchdog fined the company $US27 million in February for purposefully slowing performance on older iPhones without telling users about it.

Tap on iOS 14.2 to recognize your iPhone music. According to internal documents acquired by MacRumours, the Cupertino-based firm has asked technicians to not service iPhone 12 models that report these display issues.

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