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Apple’s ‘I’m sorry’ for throttling old iPhones isn’t good enough for Congress

By Brian Koerber


The drama surrounding Apple’s old iPhone batteries isn’t over yet.

Four U.S. House Republicans sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday asking for answers on batterygate.

In December, Apple admitted to throttling the speed of older iPhones to increase battery performance, a long-time conspiracy theory among iPhone users that turned out to be true. As a result, Apple issued an apology to its customers, and announced reduced pricing for out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement, from $79 to $29.

But the apology and explanation from the billion dollar company wasn’t enough for House Republicans, who want more answers on the subject, …

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