Apple has agreed to a 113 million deal based on negotiations with 33 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, alleging that the company misrepresented the battery in certain iPhone models and software updates that disappointed the functionality of the devices.
In addition to the class-action settlement, Apple agreed earlier this year to pay up to এবং 500 million to former and current US owners of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7. Plus and first generation iPhone SE. Apple will pay customers about 25 25 per eligible device, depending on the total number of claims.
Apple has denied any wrongdoing, according to an agreement with the state attorney general. Under the terms of the settlement, Apple has agreed to maintain easily accessible and prominent webpages that provide customers with “clear and concise” information about lithium-ion batteries, unexpected shutdowns, and performance management.
The legal issues stemmed from the Apple iOS software update, first issued in 201, which was designed to turn iPhones off unexpectedly. According to Apple, older batteries have not been able to meet peak power demand, slowing down the top performance of some iPhones to prevent sudden shutdowns.
The states (and the plaintiffs in the Class-Action Suite lawsuit) complained that Apple was aware of the error and failed to disclose it properly – and that performance trolling caused consumers to buy new iPhones.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Bronovich said in a statement, “Big tech companies must stop interfering with their consumers and tell them the whole truth about their practices and products.”
In December 2017, Apple apologized to consumers and provided an explanation for why it reduced iPhones. As part of the company’s statement, it said that the iOS 10.2.1 update, which it released almost a year ago, contained power-management features for certain iPhones to prevent unexpected shutdowns. The company then announced that it would temporarily reduce the cost of battery replacement for damaged phones to ড 29 compared to the regular $ charge9 charge.
A separate class-action lawsuit was filed against Apple between December 2017 and June 2018 for the iPhone slowdown issue and was later merged into one lawsuit.
The settlement, agreed with Apple States awaiting court approval, includes Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississauga, Michigan , New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.
Image above: Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus, released in 2016