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Apple plans to pay for lawsuits related to the ‘Batterygate’ brouhaha

According to Business Insider, Apple is setting aside money to pay for lawsuits related to the “Batterygate” brouhaha.

The lawsuits allege that Apple’s actions violated Consumer Protection Act legislation. In December 2017 Apple published an apology letter to customers in regards to “Batterygate” for slowing down older phones to compensate for erratic battery performance. 

The tech giant offered $29 replacement batteries for those with an iPhone 6 or later. Apple also added more battery health information to iOS to let users know when the battery begins to compromise performance.  

Over 60 lawsuits have been filed in regards to the matter. Apple said in a recent SEC filing that it has set aside some money to pay for the litigation as a contingency, notes Business Insider.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.