Apple to pay $113 million to settle investigation into 'batterygate'

21 Novembre, 2020, 16:26 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
  • Gizmodo

Instead of disclosing the issue to consumers or replacing the batteries, it pushed a software update in December 2016 that impacted the performance of older iPhone models.

The latest development sees Apple agreeing to pay a second settlement of Dollars 113 million (RM462 million) to 34 USA states.

"In addition to the monetary payment, Apple also must provide truthful information to consumers about iPhone battery health, performance, and power management", Brnovich's office added.

The deal with a coalition led by Arizona, Arkansas and IN is separate from a proposed settlement Apple reached IN March to pay affected iPhone owners up to $500 million to stem a class action.

According to an Arizona filing, millions of users were affected by power shutoffs.

"Companies can not be disingenuous and hide things", he added.

Apple did not immediately reply to request for comment.

MacRumours got their hands on the document addressed to Apple Authorized Service Providers that says Apple is now investigating the issue. Next month, the court will hold a hearing to review whether the settlement is fair.

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The multistate investigation into Apple, which Reuters first reported in July, is part of a wave of probes into the world's biggest technology providers.

Arizona, along with the attorneys general for IN and Arkansas, led the investigation.

Apple may have a rather sizeable issue in sight, with a select set of iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max users reporting on Reddit and Apple's online forums about an issue of a green tint and screen flickers happening across all four models of the new iPhone 12 series.

San Francisco, Nov 19 (IANS) Apple has agreed to pay an additional $113 million to settle a probe into the "batterygate" scandal when Apple consumers realised in 2017 that the tech giant had been quietly throttling the speed of older iPhones.

This means that Apple is affirmative that a future software update will be able to fix the problems. The latter two states have the nation's Nos 1 and 2 affected iPhone user bases.

On Wednesday, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the proposed settlement, which arose from a multi-state investigation.

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