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Apple agreed to pay up to $ 500 million compensation for deliberate slowdown of old iPhone

03.03.2020 0 Comments

Apple agreed to pay up to $ 500 million compensation for deliberate slowdown of old iPhone

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The aftermath of the Batterygate scandal with the deliberate slowdown of older iPhone models that erupted in late 2017 has plagued Apple to this day. The other day, Apple reached preliminary agreement to settle a class action lawsuit due to a slowdown in smartphones with software updates in the United States.

According to Bloomberg Law, the corresponding draft (a copy of the 36-page document below) of the settlement agreement was sent to the federal district court of the Northern District in the California city of San Jose last Friday and is now awaiting final approval by the judge.

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Under the terms of the agreement, Apple will total between $ 310 and $ 500 million to compensate dissatisfied users. Payments are due to the former and current owners of the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus and SE using iOS versions 10.2.1 or 11.2 until December 21, 2017. For each such iPhone, $ 25 is provided. This amount can be increased or decreased depending on how many devices fall under regulation. Separately, it is stipulated that individual participants in a class action lawsuit will receive $ 1,500 or $ 3,500, and lawyers representing the interests of buyers in the proceedings will share another $ 90 million.

Interestingly, Apple pleaded not guilty. In the text of the agreement, she emphasizes that she agreed to pay compensation in order to avoid further legal costs, reports Reuters.

It remains to be added that after the scandalous confession and apology Apple, to reduce the degree of voltage, almost three times reduced the cost of replacing batteries (from $ 79 to $ 29) and added the ability to turn off the iPhone’s auto-slowdown function when the battery is worn out in the new version of iOS 11.3. But in the end, dozens of lawsuits hit Apple anyway. Earlier, the antitrust authorities of Italy and France fined Apple 10 and 25 million euros, respectively. Investigation against Apple on the situation with the slowdown of the iPhone opened in the US Department of Justice.

Source: The Verge

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