Apple ordered to pay $113m to settle older iPhones were slowed down

Apple has been ordered to pay a sum of $113m in order to settle allegations that older iPhones were slowed down by the company.

Many US States, 33 of them in fact made claims that Apple were slowing older devices to incentivize customers to upgrade to newer handsets.

The scandal brought to the press in 2016 was titled Batterygate, and affected the iPhone 6, 7 and SE.

This affected millions of customers of the Apple products, however the $113 million will not being going toward those owners.

There is actually an additional settlement case, which was reached in May for those customers with a total of $500m due to be paid out.

The whole case arose because Apple do slow their phones, everyone knows this, but they claim the reason is to preserve battery life on older handsets.

Apple will pay $113m (£85m) to settle allegations that it slowed down older iPhones.

However, an update in 2016 also reduced the chip speeds on the older handsets.

Apple did acknowledge that this was the case, however, the states argued that Apple should have proactively replaced batteries rather than slowing customers devices.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich wrote in a court document made public on Wednesday: “Many consumers decided that the only way to get improved performance was to purchase a newer-model iPhone from Apple.

“Apple, of course, fully understood such effects on sales.”

Apple has not, nor will admit any wrongdoing or unlawfulness, however, has agreed to release statements on the Apple website when they are enacting batter suppressing updates.

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