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Apple to cough USD 500 million over slow iPhones case

Apple Inc. is set to cough up USD 500 million (around PHP 25.3B) to settle the lawsuit, accusing it of intentionally slowing down older iPhones to entice consumers to buy its newly-launched models. 
Apple to cough USD 500 million over slow iPhones case
File photo: iPhone XS

Apple to settle "slowing down of iPhones" case

According to a report from Reuters, the preliminary proposed class-action settlement demands the American firm to pay consumers USD 25 per iPhone. Depending on the number of iPhones, the amount may be lower or higher.

The settlement covers US owners of the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus or SE that ran the iOS 10.2.1 or later operating system. 

US owners of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus running with iOS 11.2 or later before December 21, 2017, are also included. 

While Apple already committed to paying the half a billion-dollar settlement, the company stressed it did not do such move, the court paper read. It also noted settling the issue was to avoid the burdens and costs of litigation. 

Apple argued the problems stemmed from temperature changes and high usage, but it assured its engineers are addressing the issue. Industry sources refer to the slowing of iPhones as "throttling". 

Source: Reuters
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