Apple settles for 113 million dollars (more than 95 million euros) in dozens of US states, after allegations that the company had slowed down older iPhones. That reports the BBC.
The states claimed that Apple deliberately slowed the battery performance of iPhones through software updates. The company would have done that intentionally to sell new iPhones.
In 2016, millions of iPhone 6, 7 and SE owners suffered from reduced performance. Apple said it had just implemented the updates to ensure that batteries would not fail and to extend the lifespan.
The company says it had nothing to do with the sale of new iPhones. But according to prosecutors, Apple knew very well what the effect on sales would be. According to them, Apple should have been open about the update or replaced batteries.
Despite the settlement, Apple has not admitted to making a mistake. The company does promise to provide accurate information about energy management in iPhones on its website, in software updates and in the iPhone settings in the coming years.
Apple is not settling in this case for the first time. In March, the company already agreed to a settlement proposal, after users took Apple to court. Apple then agreed to a $ 500 million settlement.