As part of the comparison, Apple agreed to provide on its site “clear and easily visible information” that explains how the company handles battery power issues and to give “a clear and easily visible clue” when an update “significantly affects the processing power of the iPhone.” As part of a settlement proposal released Friday, Apple agreed to pay up to $US 500 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the company of deliberately slowing down some iPhones years after their release. The agreement requires the agreement of a federal judge. A decision should take several months. Editor`s Note: This article has been updated to correct the billing amount in the title. .