Apple will pay more than 113 million dollars to encourage iPhones

The prosecutor said that Apple withheld information about its batteries that slowed the performance of iPhones, while passing it off as an update

Apple agreed to pay $ 113 million ($ million) to resolve a lawsuit with more than 30 US states that accused him of reducing the performance of iPhones 6 and iPhones 7 to extend battery life, an official source reported Wednesday.

The amount will be divided between California and 33 other states, announced the state attorney general, Xavier Becerra, it’s a statement.

“Apple withheld information about its batteries that slowed the performance of iPhones, while passing it off as an upgrade. This type of conduct hurts the pockets of consumers and limits their ability to make informed purchases, “said the prosecutor.

Also, Becerra pointed out that this Wednesday’s agreement ensures consumers access to the information they need to make a well-supported decision when they buy and use products of Apple.

The complaints were focused against the models iPhone 6 and 7 and some of its updates; that they were actually used to restrict the performance of devices; to save battery power without the knowledge of users, depending on the states.

At the moment, Apple did not comment on the matter. In court documents, the iPhone maker agreed to pay only for the purpose of a settlement, but without any admission of fault. Also, months ago, Apple agreed to pay up to $ 500 million to settle a class action lawsuit on the same matter.

In December 2017, the tech giant admitted that iOS software was tweaked to decrease the performance of iPhones. older, whose battery was deteriorating to prevent phones from turning off spontaneously.

* Information from Agence France-Presse

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