Apple has been forced to slow down the old iPhone and due to this, now the company will have to pay a fine of $ 113 million i.e. about 8.3 billion for the settlement. The company has already paid $ 500 million in fines before.
Apple’s fans are popular in every corner of the world. The company has recently launched its most awaited iPhone 12 series. While this series is becoming very popular among users, this time the company seems to be stuck in issues regarding its iPhone. Slowing down its old iPhone has come as a huge chore for the company and due to this Apple will now have to pay a fine of $ 113 million, or about 8.3 billion.
According to the report, Apple released an update for the iPhone in 2016, which caused the old iPhone to slow down. The company did not provide any information about this to its users. This case was also discussed in the name of batterygate. At the same time, Apple seems to be stuck in this matter once again. This time around 34 US states are jointly investigating this issue. For the settlement of this case, the company will have to pay a fine of 113 million i.e. about 8.3 billion. Even before this, the company has given $ 500 million as a penalty.
What is batterygate?
In 2016, Apple made a software update for its iPhone 6, iPhone 7 and iPhone SE without any knowledge. So that aging batteries on devices do not send power spikes to the phone’s processor and turn it off unexpectedly. The old iPhone’s speed was slowed down due to this update. After which the US states said that the company had misled users. The company should have replaced the old iPhone battery or revealed the problem.
After the update to the old iPhone, the company had made a plea about their slow problem. In which it has been said that the old iPhone is being slowed down because the iPhone itself does not shut down due to the old battery, or the users do not have to follow any other problem in the phone.
In the years before Silicon Valley found itself in the government’s crosshairs — and Tim Cook, the chief executive of Apple, would be regularly called to Congress to testify — the “batterygate” crisis emerged as a signature challenge for the iPhone giant. The saga drew national headlines in 2017, as iPhone users began to discover that some of their older devices experienced slowdowns after they updated to a newer version of iOS, Apple’s mobile operating software.
That December, Apple acknowledged the practice, explaining that it had tweaked its technology starting a year earlier so that some older models, including the iPhone 6S, did not shut down unexpectedly or experience other malfunctions due to excessive demands on their dated batteries. The widespread blowback also prompted Apple to issue a public apology — a rarity for the image-conscious tech giant — and to begin offering battery-replacement discounts for consumers.