Apple has begun sending payments to compensate participants in the “Batterygate” class action lawsuit.
Apple is finally refunding money to those who joined the lawsuit related to iPhone slows down due to batteries.
The checks appear to have been deposited into the bank accounts of people involved in the company's decision to limit the performance of devices with older batteries in 2017.
As the site reported, which was updated in December noting that refunds would be issued this month, Apple has begun paying.
On average, refunds are about $92.17 per claim.
Of the total refunds 500 million totalSome of them can cost close to $1000.
Condition of batteries
The “Batterygate” story began in 2017, when a developer revealed how some iOS 10 updates slowed down older iPhones, starting with the iPhone 6S and 7.
Apple did not explain this phenomenon at the time, but later said it had introduced Slow performance To avoid sudden iPhone shutdown due to peak performance not supported by old batteries.
There have been several class action lawsuits claiming that Apple's actions forced people to upgrade the battery instead of just replacing it.
In response, the company formally apologized, reduced cell replacement costs, and allowed users to disable the feature while also introducing new features to iOS to mitigate the impact of battery decay over time.
Apple agreed in March 2020 Pay compensation For $500 million, although he has denied all allegations of inappropriate behavior.
Of this amount, 310 million is allocated to consumers.
the Time window To seek compensation in the lawsuit closed on October 6, 2020, affected by owners of devices such as iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, or iPhone SE.
In August last year, one of the law firms involved confirmed that a judge had cleared the final legal hurdle, allowing the funds to be sent immediately.
The law firm said at the time that the payments were estimated at about $65.
If the application is approved by October 6, 2020, the payment will likely be slightly higher than originally expected.
Meanwhile, Apple is working on new batteries for future models, and will likely make the most of what's happened.
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