Apple agrees to pay $113 million to settle “battery gate” investigations

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Apple has agreed to pay $113 million to settle an investigation by dozens of states into its past attempts to throttle back iPhones performance in order to preserve battery life, The Washington Post reports.

Apple has come under scrutiny in the past by dozens of states, led by Arizona, Arkansas, and Indiana which opened probes into Apple’s throttling behavior after customers raised concerns about it in 2017. In 2018 amid pressure to do so, Apple provided more information within settings about the state of an iPhone’s battery life, and whether it was throttling performance to save battery health.

Apple did not immediately respond to comment about the settlement when contacted by the Post.

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