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Apple to pay up to $500M to settle lawsuit over iPhone slowdown controversy – Source CNET Tech


 Apple has faced criticism for a lack of transparency around its battery policies. 

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Apple has agreed to play up to $500 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that accused the tech giant of slowing down older iPhones in order to encourage people to buy the latest model of phone. Apple faced a wave of backlash — and lawsuits — after acknowledging in 2017 that its iOS software slowed down the performance of some older iPhones

At the time, Apple apologized for its lack of transparency, updated its software and offered battery replacements. The company has maintained that the practice was designed to protect iPhones from automatically shutting down during certain high-speed tasks if the battery was old, the device was…

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