Apple Will Pay $500 Million To Settle The Lawsuit Over iPhone Throttling

Reuters reports today that Apple has agreed to pay $500 million to settle the iPhone throttling lawsuit. The company has denied any legal wrongdoing, but just doesn't want to continue lawsuits. Users with an affected iPhone will receive a settlement compensation of around $25.

IPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone SE users who have formerly and is currently on running iOS 10.2.1 are eligible for compensation.

The lawsuit alleges that changes to the iOS version of the policy led customers to believe that their phones should be phased out and that they needed to change batteries or buy new ones. Apple said that slow down the speed of the iPhones is to prevent random shutdown of the devices because the peak performance of the devices cannot be maintained after the battery ages,

Apple introduced the iOS 10.2.1 update in February of 2017, but it did not inform customers of the performance throttling feature.

In December 2017, Apple officially apologized and promised to make changes. In 2018, Apple cut the cost of replacing the iPhone's battery. At the same time, it added a Battery Health feature to the iOS Battery settings and provided the user option to disabling the peak performance throttling.

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