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    Apple to pay up to $500m to settle iPhone throttling case in US

    Complainants will get about $25 per phone, with at least $310m set aside for consumers.
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    Re: Apple to pay up to $500m to settle iPhone throttling case in US

    Well it's a deterrant I guess, not much for the consumer though.

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    Re: Apple to pay up to $500m to settle iPhone throttling case in US

    peanuts fine as usual. It'll barely leave a dent to these behemothic companies.

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    Re: Apple to pay up to $500m to settle iPhone throttling case in US

    Compensation designed so that the vast majority of folks simply won't bother.

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    Re: Apple to pay up to $500m to settle iPhone throttling case in US

    This is just like the horsemeat lasagne again.

    If Apple had put the option in to let the user choose, as they did in the end, and/or publicly stated it on, or before, release, they would have avoided a fine entirely!

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    Re: Apple to pay up to $500m to settle iPhone throttling case in US

    So charge each customer $25 to throttle their devices... Real incentive there. No wonder we're screwed

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    Re: Apple to pay up to $500m to settle iPhone throttling case in US

    Looks like it was the class action lawyers who won here.
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    Re: Apple to pay up to $500m to settle iPhone throttling case in US

    the punters could have had more if the lawyers didn't take so much of it!

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    Re: Apple to pay up to $500m to settle iPhone throttling case in US

    The lawyers always win. But, meh, it wasn't that much of an issue anyway, but at least Apple will be incentivised to offer users the choice between stock performance or enhanced power management on phones with knackered batteries. Of course this is a rod they made for their own back, they should have seen this coming when they decided to start sealing in and gluing down batteries, and otherwise going about making independent repair an absolute ballache.
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