Apple is paying for the biggest scam in history

“Owners of certain older iPhone models are expected to receive around $65 each,” he says, “when a judge cleared the way for in a class-action lawsuit accusing Apple of secretly throttling the phone's performance."

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The Cupertino company agreed in 2020 to pay up to $500 million to settle a lawsuit that said it committed “one of the biggest consumer frauds in history” by secretly slowing down the performance of some iPhone models to address battery problems and processors. .

According to the lawsuit, filed in 2018, reports of unexplained iPhone shutdowns began appearing in 2015 and increased in the fall of 2016.

Consumers complained that their phones were shutting down even though the batteries had more than 30 percent charge, according to the lawsuit. The lawsuit said the terminations were due to a mismatch between the phones' hardware (batteries and processing chips) and its ever-increasing demands from operating system updates.

Apple tried to fix the problem with an operating system update, but the update simply reduced the device's performance to reduce the number of shutdowns, according to the lawsuit…

In a 2019 filing in the case, Apple argued that lithium-ion batteries become less efficient with time, repeated charging, extreme temperatures and general use. Updating the software, Apple argued in the filing, is implied in the terms of use.

"Providing more features also introduces complexity and can reduce speed, and increasing features or speed can negatively impact the lifespan of the hardware," the company said at the time.

But consumers didn't take well to the outages, leading to massive lawsuits against Apple in 2020 by the State of California and the counties of Alameda and Los Angeles. Apple, without admitting any wrongdoing, settled the case for $113 million.

"The phones at issue in the case were iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus and SE devices running iOS 10.2.1 or later operating systems before December 21, 2017, as well as iPhone 7 and 7 Plus phones running iOS 11.2" . The Best Technology Site in Greecefgns

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