Apple to pay $113 million to end ‘Batterygate’ brouhaha

Apple has chosen to pay US$113 million to settle its “Batterygate” brouhaha, reports The Washington Post (a subscription is required to read the entire article).

Over 60 lawsuits alleged that Apple’s actions violated Consumer Protection Act legislation. In December 2017 Apple published an apology letter to customers in regards to “Batterygate” for slowing down older phones to compensate for erratic battery performance. 

The tech giant offered $29 replacement batteries for those with an iPhone 6 or later. Apple also added more battery health information to iOS to let users know when the battery begins to compromise performance.