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Apple’s lawyers are some of the best in the world, but even they weren’t able to argue their way out of “Batterygate” – a tech scandal that involves the intentional throttling of older iPhone models, such as the iPhone 6, iPhone 7 and iPhone SE.



The company initially claimed that it was slowing the devices down to counteract the consequences of aging lithium-ion batteries (e.g., unexpected crashes), but many users saw it as a deliberate act of planned obsolescence. Apple’s attempt to conceal the matter also made things worse.



Following a big lawsuit by over 30 state attorneys general, Apple has now been ordered to pay $113 million over iPhone throttling. This happens to be the second payout that the company has to attend to, with the first being a $500 million class action settlement.



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I'm sure a payment of .05% of their 2 trillion value will really hurt them. Way to stick it to them!! That's like someone hitting me with a terrible fine for 20 bucks.
 

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I'm sure a payment of .05% of their 2 trillion value will really hurt them. Way to stick it to them!! That's like someone hitting me with a terrible fine for 20 bucks.
Yeah but it would still grind at me if I had to throw $20 at something I didn't think was wrong.
 
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