Posted BY: Bill | NwoReport
Apple has reached a settlement to compensate iPhone users whose devices experienced slowdowns due to software updates. The tech giant has been directed to pay from $310 million to $500 million, distributed among nearly three million users who owned iPhones released before 2018. This development stems from a class-action lawsuit in 2018 alleged that Apple deliberately rolled out software updates to compel users to upgrade to newer models, a controversy dubbed “batterygate.
” The company’s decision to allocate over $500 million to address the issue was finalized in March 2020. During the lawsuit, Apple acknowledged slowing down older iPhone models’ software in 2017. The rationale was that these updates prevented aging batteries from causing unexpected shutdowns. The company vehemently denied any intent to pressure consumers into upgrading and argued that replacing older batteries would restore average device speed.
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As part of the settlement terms, users who submitted claims are set to receive a compensation of $65 from Apple. The exact payment amount will hinge on the total count of approved claims. Eligibility for compensation is limited to affected users who submitted claims before October 6th, 2020. However, the timeline for disbursing settlement payments to eligible users remains unclear. This development concludes the legal dispute centered around allegations of intentional software slowdowns by Apple and marks a step toward addressing the concerns of affected iPhone users.