Apple pays piffling $500m to settle their performance decreases in old devices

Apple – which banked $55bn profit in its 2019 fiscal year – is willing to pay up to $500m to settle US claims that the company secretly slowed certain iPhone models to preserve battery life, according to a proposed class action settlement.

That’s about 18x more than the i-thing maker agreed to pay a month ago to settle a related legal claim in France.

On December 20, 2017, Apple revealed that it had implemented performance management code in iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 11.2 to prevent sudden shutdowns that could occur when age-diminished batteries failed to meet the requirements of apps demanding peak power from iPhone processors.

Source: Apple checks under the couch for $500m in spare change, offers it to make power-throttling gripes disappear • The Register