PHOENIX (AP) — Apple pays $113 million to settle the newest case alleging the the trend-setting firm duped customers by intentionally slowing down older iPhones to assist lengthen the lifetime of their batteries.
The cost introduced Wednesday in Arizona resolves a case introduced by greater than 30 states for Apple acknowledged a software program replace launched in 2017 slowed down the efficiency of older iPhones. It follows a earlier settlement requiring Apple to pay as much as $500 million to settle a class-action lawsuit introduced in California.
Apple defended its actions as a strategy to stop unintended shutdowns of the older iPhones as their batteries deteriorated however critics contended the corporate did it to assist spur extra customers to improve to newer models.
The Cupertino, California, firm apologized for slowing down the iPhones and agreed to switch batteries at a steeply discounted price. Apple, although, has by no means acknowledged any wrongdoing.
The settlement with the states provides to Apple‘s invoice, which it may well simply afford to pay. The corporate generates $275 billion annual income and boasts a market value of $2 trillion.
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