The investigation currently being carried out by 34 different states called “batterygate” is about to reach a settlement with tech giant Apple for damages of $113 million USDfor malpractice committed by them 3 years prior to the investigation.
Attorney General Of Arizona Mark Brnovich had this to say: “Big Tech must stop manipulating consumers and tell them the whole truth about their practices and products,” said Brnovich. “I’m committed to holding these Goliath technology companies to account if they conceal the truth from their users.”
The news of the scandal was first reported in 2017 with many users of the older iPhone Models noticed severe issues with the smartphone’s performance following a then-newer iOS update. By December of 2017 the tech giant admitted to it’s role in the performance issues explaining that the “feature” focused on extending the battery life of the older iPhone models to prevent unexpected shutoffs of the device. Fans of Apple were not satisfied with the explanation that was provided, prompting a public apology to users along with offering refunds for their devices.
Though the issues didn’t end there, back in February of this year, Apple paid French reulators a total of $25 million USD with an additional $500 million USD settlement provided in the U.S. following a similar lawsuit.
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