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Apple's $500 million batterygate settlement up for grabs

Written by Matti Robinson @ 14 Jul 2020 12:13

Apple's $500 million batterygate settlement up for grabs

Apple, just like any other tech manufacturer, has had their problems with products be it Macs or iPhones. Usually they've been rectified with callbacks or updates but sometimes there's enough reason for a class-action lawsuit.
This was the case with the batterygate couple years back. Apple was caught slowing down customers' iPhones to preserve battery life without them knowing.

Cupertino's own conglomerate decided to release updates to allow users control the battery and power management, changed the options in further models, and even issued a battery replacement program that ended up being super popular.

However, this wasn't enough to satisfy everyone, and a class-action lawsuit continued to demand reparations for the issue.

Just this week the lawsuit has entered a new phase where customers can submit a claim to the settlement payment. A website has been created for those who have been wronged. You might be eligible for a settlement of $25 if:

  • "You may be entitled to settlement benefits if you are or were (1) a United States owner of an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, and/or SE device (2) that ran iOS 10.2.1 or later or, in the case of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus devices, that ran iOS 11.2 or later before December 21, 2017, and (3) you experienced diminished performance on your device(s)."

  • You'll have until October 6 to file your claim or objection.

    Apple is going to pay a minimum of $310 million and up to $500 million for the settlement, depending on the number of claims.

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