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Ashely Moody and a coalition of attorneys general struck a $113 million agreement with Apple on Wednesday regarding the tech giant’s decision to throttle iPhone performance.
Through an investigation, Moody and more than 30 attorneys general discovered that Apple in 2016 slowed iPhone performance to remedy an ongoing battery issue that would shut down certain phones.
Impacted phone models included the iPhone 6, 7 and SE. Court filings suggested millions of users were affected.
The attorneys general allege that Apple’s decision to throttle the performance of consumers’ iPhones led to Apple profiting from selling additional iPhones to consumers whose phone performance Apple had slowed.
“Countless Floridians depend on their iPhones daily for necessary professional and personal communication and pay significant fees for this service. It is essential that a widespread and trusted service provider such as Apple provide accurate and reliable information about performance issues and viable options if service is disrupted,” Moody said.
“I am proud of this action that will require Apple to be more transparent to consumers and hold them accountable for their actions that negatively impacted many Floridians.”
Under the agreement,