The state of Connecticut will receive $1.8 million as part of a settlement with tech giant Apple. A group of states challenged the company’s 2016 practice of slowing down some models of iPhones to prevent unexpected shutdowns. Attorney General William Tong said the company tried to conceal problems with its batteries by covertly slowing down customers’ phones, prompting some users to replace their phones because they mistakenly thought the devices had become obsolete.