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Apple to Compensate Users with $500 Million for Intentionally Slowing Down iPhones

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In a settlement agreement arising from a class-action lawsuit, Apple has agreed to pay $500 million to its users who were affected by the intentional slowing down of iPhones. Each participating user will receive a compensation of $92. The company […]

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In a settlement agreement arising from a class-action lawsuit, Apple has agreed to pay $500 million to its users who were affected by the intentional slowing down of iPhones. Each participating user will receive a compensation of $92.

The company reached this settlement in 2020 to avoid further expenses and legal proceedings, although Apple denies any wrongdoing. Accepting the settlement was a way for them to prevent further inconvenience.

A similar lawsuit has been filed in the United Kingdom, where the plaintiffs are seeking a compensation of up to £1.6 billion.

The lawsuit in the United States dates back to 2017 when Apple acknowledged intentionally slowing down older iPhone models to boost the sales of newer ones in the market. As the batteries aged, the phone’s performance diminished.

To address allegations of intentional slowing down, Apple agreed to offer battery replacements at lower prices to calm the situation. However, these actions led to legal actions, and the initially proposed settlement of $25 per user has now increased almost fourfold.

In the United Kingdom, Apple recently lost a legal battle where they attempted to block a similar lawsuit brought by users of iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X models. This lawsuit represents approximately 24 million iPhone users.

FAQ:

1. Who will receive the financial compensation from Apple?
– Every user who participated in the lawsuit against Apple will receive a reward of $92.

2. Why did Apple agree to the settlement?
– Apple agreed to the settlement to avoid further expenses and legal proceedings.

3. What is the amount users are seeking in the lawsuit in the United Kingdom?
– Users in the United Kingdom are seeking a compensation of £1.6 billion.

4. When was the lawsuit against Apple filed in the United States?
– The lawsuit against Apple was filed in 2017.

5. Why did Apple slow down iPhone models?
– Apple intentionally slowed down iPhone models to boost the sales of newer devices.