Apple’s ‘Batterygate’ Saga Wraps Up With $113 Million Settlement

Apple CEO Tim Cook makes his settlement face.

Apple CEO Tim Cook makes his settlement face.
Photo: Mandel Ngan (Getty Images)

Younger readers might not know, but there was once an annual tradition in which Apple would release a new iPhone, old iPhones would suddenly start performing poorly, and users would speculate about a conspiracy to get them to buy the shiny new thing. It turned out that a conspiracy, of sorts, did exist, and Apple has been trying to make the whole embarrassing saga go away for years. On Wednesday, the finish line came into view after Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that an investigation involving 34 states is concluding with a settlement and no admission of guilt from Apple.

In 2017, Apple admitted that updates to iOS were throttling older iPhone models but framed it as a misunderstanding. Apple said that the software tweaks were intended to mitigate unwanted shutdowns in devices

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Jackery Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station + Solar Saga 100W Solar Panel

One of the lessons we keep learning repeatedly is that it can be a mistake to count on always having easy access to power. From natural disasters like hurricanes or wild fires, to shutdowns because of construction or accidents, to outdoor activities like camping, there’s not always an electrical outlet when you need one. And we need power more than ever… That’s why it’s a great idea to own a portable power station. As the summer wound down, I wrapped up my evaluation of a potent combination from Jackery: the Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station, and the Solar Saga 100W Solar Panel. The combination effectively gives you an eco-friendly solar generator that can provide power for everything from smartphones to appliances.

About Jackery

Before getting into details, I wanted to touch base on Jackery. High capacity lithium

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