PHOENIX (AP) — Apple will pay $113 million to settle the latest case alleging the the trend-setting company duped consumers by deliberately slowing down older iPhones to help extend the life of their batteries.
The payment announced Wednesday in Arizona resolves a case brought by more than 30 states for Apple acknowledged a software update released in 2017 bogged down the performance of older iPhones.
It follows a previous settlement requiring Apple to pay up to $500 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought in California.
Apple defended its actions as a way to protect older iPhones but critics contended the company did it to help spur sales of newer models.
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