Cupertino will cost a minimum of $ 310 million in the 2017 iPhone slowdown scandal, after which American consumers can expect compensation.
An important decision has been made in the US in a class action lawsuit against Apple: Cupertino agreed with the plaintiffs to pay up to half a billion dollars, or $ 152 billion, Reuters. In the US, in 2017, a class action lawsuit was filed after a number of older iPhones with multiple charge cycles became noticeably slower after an iOS software update. Although Apple justified the processor capabilities by extending the battery life of the phones for “best performance”, it did not convince customers. According to the applicants, the modest performance of the telephones made them feel that their life cycle was about to expire, so that it was worth replacing, giving rise to serious accusations of planned limitation.
The class action lawsuit had to wait until last Friday and the out-of-court settlement had yet to be approved by the appropriate court. In any case, Apple will pay at least $ 310 million, of which $ 93 million is for lawyers, and the rest of the affected iPhone 6, 6s, 7 and SE owners will get $ 25- $ 25 per device. At least in the United States: lawsuits have been filed in various parts of the world over Apple's software performance limitation, but only where Cupertino has been denounced or settled out of court has it been possible to seek redress.