Louisiana Reaches Settlement with Apple
A legal battle with Apple looks to be over. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, along with over 30 other state attorneys general, have announced a $113 million settlement with Apple over the tech giants 2016 decision to throttle consumers’ iPhone speeds.
This settlement is the result of an investigation across the country which resulted in allegations that Apple discovered that battery issues were leading to unexpected shutdowns in iPhones. Rather than disclosing these issues or replacing batteries, however, Apple concealed the problem from consumers. And in a software update in December of 2016, Apple reduced iPhone performance to keep the phones from shutting down.
Landry and others say Apple profited from this by selling new phones to customs who complained of slow performance.
Landry says “now, more than ever, it is important to hold Big Tech accountable for any and all questionable or dishonest business practices. My office and I will continue fighting to protect Louisiana.”
Louisiana will get $3,293,355 and Apple must give consumers truthful information about iPhone battery health, performance, and power management.