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After a big scandal... Apple pays $500 million to specific



 

After a big scandal... 

Apple pays $500 million to specific iPhone users!


Apple began paying a $500 million settlement to iPhone users in 

the United States who accused the tech giant of deliberately slowing down devices.


The Batterygate scandal was classified in 2017 as "one of 

the largest consumer scams in history,"

 forcing users to invest in new iPhone models.


Now, three million users of some of the "iPhone" models, who filed the complaint

are scheduled to receive about $92 per model affected by the imbalance.


Apple agreed in 2020 to

 settle a class-action lawsuit filed in 2017, which accused the company of

 deliberately slowing phones over time, but Apple did not admit any wrongdoing.


Payments apply to users of iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus and SE, if they use iOS 10.2.1 or later before December 21, 2017, plus iPhone 7 or 7 Plus on iOS 11.2.


Qualifiers are due to receive their payments this month

and some have already reported receiving their payments.


People hoping to receive compensation had to file a complaint by 6 October 2020.


The class action in 2018 in California said reports of unjustified iPhone decommissioning had first emerged in 2015 before increasing in the autumn of

 the following year.


Users' concerns centered around the fact that their phones

were not working, although their batteries were charged more than 30%.


At the time, Apple said in a statement: "We have never - and will never 

done anything to deliberately shorten the life of any Apple product."


Apple blamed the problem on the batteries, alleging that the units'

 performance was decreasing with age.


While Apple's statements may be realistic, the company failed to announce

 the notes before users experienced a slowdown in performance.


Not only was the Batterygate scandal in the United States, Apple agreed

to pay settlements in Canada and the United Kingdom for the same claims.