The iPhone batterygate lawsuit is almost over, as the payouts will begin soon. Apple is expected to pay $500 million to users who are eligible to get their share and after everyone gets their share, the lawsuit will be completely done.
2020 saw the settlement of the “batterygate” lawsuit, which accused Apple of covertly slowing down older iPhone models, for a sum of $500 million. Customers in the United States with an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, or 7 Plus running iOS 10.2.1 or iOS 11.2 before December 21, 2017, were eligible to join the class action case.
iPhone users who qualified for a refund had to file a claim in 2020, and claims could be made until October 6, 2020. A payout of about $65 per claimant will be given to those who made claims back then as a result of the iPhone batterygate lawsuit.
iPhone batterygate lawsuit is over, and the payments will begin soon
The 2017 iOS 10.2.1 upgrade that Apple published was the cause of the complaint. Older iPhones with poor batteries had their performance adjusted by the software to stop them from shutting down. As a result of the battery’s inability to keep up, the processor was effectively throttled, which caused some users to experience decreased performance. The deteriorated battery must be replaced to operate at full capacity.
Customers were angry when Apple failed to inform them that iOS 10.2.1 implemented performance throttling, which caused Apple a lot of trouble, including this class action complaint. By the end of 2018, Apple reduced the cost of battery replacements to $29 and apologized for its lack of communication.
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Although Apple had already agreed to settle the dispute for an estimated $500 million, according to The Mercury News, a court has now approved those payments. The fact that the agreement required Apple to give the names and contact information of everyone who was using or possessing one of the lawsuit’s qualifying iPhones by the date of October 6, 2020, contributed to the delay.
Along with bendgate, antennagate, and the Pippin, to mention a few, many people have named batterygate as one of the greatest Apple blunders of all time. Apple acknowledged that it had let people down, apologized publicly for the first time, and reduced the cost of replacement iPhone batteries.
“The settlement is the result of years of investigation and hotly contested litigation. We are extremely proud that this deal has been approved, and following the Ninth Circuit’s order, we can finally provide immediate cash payments to impacted Apple customers,” said a partner at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, Mark C. Molumphy.
How to claim your money
You’ve sadly missed your chance to take part in the iPhone batterygate lawsuit by making a claim. The deadline was October 6, 2020. It is true that the problem has taken this long to resolve before payments have begun. You might have filed a claim to receive your share if you had an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, or iPhone SE.
A compensation of around $65 could be expected if you were one of the roughly 3 million individuals that applied and were accepted. This page contains all of the information you need.
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“If you are or were a U.S. owner of an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, and/or SE device that ran iOS 10.2.1 or later before December 21, 2017, and/or a U.S. owner of an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus device that ran iOS 11.2 or later before December 21, 2017, you could be entitled to benefits under a class action settlement,” the official website says.
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