Telecompaper, 3 March 2020
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The California settlement covers US owners of the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7Plus or SE that ran the iOS 10.2.1 or later operating system. It also covers US owners of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus that ran iOS 11.2 or later before Dec. 21, 2017.
The plaintiffs said the performance of their phones suffered after they installed Apple software updates. They said this misled them into believing their phones were near the end of their lifecycles, requiring replacements or new batteries. Apple attributed the problems mainly to temperature changes, high usage and other issues, and said its engineers worked quickly and successfully to address them.
Similar accusations were brought against Apple in Chicago, South Korea, Spain, Italy, and France. Apple reduced the price for replacing batteries in late 2017.