The update claims to offer an optimized battery charging, especially for the Apple AirPods to slow the rate of battery ageing by reducing the time the AirPods spend fully charged. Arizona Attorney GeneralMark Brnovich stated in a complaint that several users decided that the only way to get enhanced performance was to buy a newer-model iPhone from the company.
Apple had admitted that a software update released in 2017 slowed down the performance of older iPhones but failed to acknowledge any wrongdoing.
This new investigation was launched by more than 30 states, including Arizona, Arkansas, and IN, according to a press release.
The multistate probe into Apple is part of a wave of investigations into the world's leading technology providers. The investigators alleged that Apple was aware that its updates were slowing devices down but failed to inform customers of the practice.
Apple also agreed to a $500 million settlement earlier this year to resolve private class-action litigation and provide restitution for iPhone owners affected by the throttling issues. "When businesses do not live up to their obligations and violate consumer protection laws, state attorneys general will hold them accountable". "I'm committed to holding these goliath technology companies to account if they hide the truth from their users", added Brnovich.