Apple responding to government’s inquires about ‘Batterygate’

Yesterday it was reported that the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating whether Apple violated securities laws concerning its disclosures about a software update that slowed older iPhone models. Apple has confirmed it has gotten some government questions regarding the so-called “Batterygate.”

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“We have received questions from some government agencies and we are responding to them,” Apple said in a statement to Axios.

Apple has published an apology letter to customers in regards to “Batterygate” for slowing down older phones to compensate for erratic battery performance. The tech giant is offering $29 replacement batteries for those with an iPhone 6 or later. The discount, which represents a $50 savings, starts in late January and ends in December 2018. Apple will also add more battery health information to iOS to let users know when the battery begins to compromise performance.