The wheels of the court system turn slowly but surely towards justice, and the verdict that Apple has to pay $113 million in the so-called “batterygate” iPhone throttling 30-state lawsuit, is one example of justice being delivered better late than never.
The other issue was that Apple kept this power management system in the next iOS updates, too, without so much as a warning, and once the battery in the iPhone 7 aged enough, it would become a bit slower and less responsive, too, unless you cracked it open and changed the power bank with a brand new one. Tim Cook apologized, a throttling explanation and warning was issued, a class action lawsuit that resulted in $25 per claimant was filed, and the rest is history.
- To pay $113 million to all states involved in the lawsuit, including California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania.
- To create a dedicated section on its website for battery-affecting updates that are to be made “clear and conspicuous” to its device buyers.
Arizona, for instance, will use its share of the Apple settlement money for the legal expenses and creating a consumer protection fund. According to the Arizona Attorney General Brnovich who issued a statement after the settlement verdict was posted on Wednesday: