Users of older iPhones have noticed that their phones have slowed down a lot. The scandal started back in 2017 when it was revealed that with the recording of the new iOS, users of the old iPhone were missing out on smartphones.
Apple has said that the decision was made to preserve the batteries of older smartphones, although iPhone users were not warned about this.
iPhone users suspected that the move “forced” people to buy new iPhone models. Due to the current situation, a number of lawsuits have been filed in the courts in 30 US states against the technology giant.
The investigation concluded that Apple had not warned consumers about the change and that the practice was opaque. “Big tech companies need to stop manipulating consumers and tell the full truth about their practices and products,” said Mar Bronwich, Arizona’s justice minister.
Despite the colossal fine, Apple’s profits seem to be growing indefinitely. It was reported last month that in the fourth quarter of this year, the company sold $ 26.4 billion worth of iPhones.