Apple to pay $113M to settle multi-state investigation into iPhone throttling

Apple will pay $113 million to settle a multi-state investigation of an iOS mechanism that throttled iPhone performance to prevent random shutdowns and preserve battery lifespan.
Credit: iFixit

That mechanism, which came to light in 2017, drew scrutiny from consumers and regulators who saw it as evidence of a so-called “planned obsolescence” scheme. The investigation involves nearly three dozen states and was led by Arizona, Arkansas, and Indiana.

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