Apple has reached a $113 million settlement agreement with 34 states and Washington, D.C., over allegations that the company misled consumers about iPhone software updates that purposely slowed iPhones to extend battery life, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Wednesday. "Apple, of course, fully understood such effects on sales". Now, the company has integrated Shazam's functionalities into its iPhone, allowing users to recognise songs that are playing with a single tap.
Users of Apple iPhone 12 have reported certain display issues in their devices where the iPhone 12 displays some sort of flickering, or a green or grey tint, along with other lighting variations under certain conditions. States claimed that Apple acted deceptively and should have disclosed the issue or replace batteries.
Users have taken their problems on Reddit and Apple Community thread where many users can be seen reporting the lighting trouble.
Apple had no immediate comment on the matter.
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State officials report there are 812 operational ventilators in the county, with 216 (27%) now in use for all illnesses. Close contacts of those cases were identified and quarantined in a timely fashion, according to the county.
Julie Steinberg of Bloomberg Law initially reported the settlement is a joint complaint between the same 66 class-action lawsuits between 2017 and 2018.
Nonetheless, the legal challenges continued. The funds will cover attorneys' fees and will be used to fund future consumer protection investigators.
"Big Tech companies must stop manipulating consumers and tell them the whole truth about their practices and products", Brnovich said. Apple also agreed to operate a website that makes iPhone updates that affect batteries "clear and conspicuous" to consumers. "Companies can not be disingenuous and hide things".
The deal with a coalition led by Indiana, Arizona, and Arkansa is separate from the scheduled settlement iPhone maker reached in March to pay affected iPhone users up to United States dollars 500 million to stem a class action.