Meanwhile, Apple is also reportedly testing its first-ever foldable iPhone. Apple will pay up to $500 million in consumer restitution as part of the proposed settlement. Rather than disclosing these issues or replacing batteries, however, Apple concealed the issues from consumers.
The settlement, reached between Apple, Inc. and more than 30 attorneys general, concludes a multistate investigation into Apple's unfair and deceptive business practices related to the technology company's alleged sabotage of iPhone operation speed to address unexpected shutdowns in some iPhones. By concealing the CPU throttling, Apple allegedly caused some consumers to buy new iPhones.
An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment on the settlement. Apple, though, has never acknowledged any wrongdoing.
The settlement, Rodriguez said, "is not just about getting Apple to pay for its alleged duplicity, but just as importantly requires the company to abide by a variety of terms created to ensure greater transparency moving forward".
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The settlement with the states adds to Apple's bill, which it can easily afford to pay. Arizona will receive $5 million from the proposed settlement, which will be used to fund consumer protection activities, and reimbursing the attorney fees accrued during the investigation. The company in 2018 tweaked its settings to make its battery-management practices clearer to users.
Apple Inc. will pay $113 million to settle allegations by more than three dozen US regulators that the company misled consumers about iPhone battery power and software updates that slowed the performance of the devices.
The attorneys general allege Apple then profited from consumers who bought new phones in response to the throttling. "I am proud of this action that will require Apple to be more transparent to consumers and hold them accountable for their actions that negatively impacted many Floridians".
"Consumers place significant trust in the manufacturers of their smartphones and other connected devices", General Peterson said.