The “Battery Gate” incident has been exposed again. This year, Apple will pay $310 million to $500 million. Approximately three million people will benefit from the agreement. The proceedings, known as “batterygate,” began in 2018. The company has been accused of slowing down the overall performance of older iPhones by updating its iOS mobile platform.
The company takes no responsibility for this and explains that this is due to the nature of the battery. As a result, a legal agreement was reached to compensate those affected. The registration deadline has expired on October 6, 2020.
Apple apologized for its lack of transparency and dropped the price of 2018 iPhone battery replacements to $29.
To settle the lawsuit, Apple will need to pay between $310 and $500 million. The itemized amount per claimant is US$92.17.
Only 3.3 million users submitted claims before the deadline, increasing the number of applicants per applicant.
As users announced on social networks, Apple has started making payments under the agreement.
The company continues to update iPhones from time to time to ensure the longevity of the device.
However, these realignments may be successful but may be ignored or, in the worst case scenario, result in equipment becoming obsolete.
Apple: Another lawsuit
The new year started with a drop in the Big Tech giant’s stock price. The cuts occurred in a separate judicial proceeding in which Apple is involved.
Apple has been involved in a patent dispute with medical device manufacturer Masimo for some time.At the same time, she was suspended from her job Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 sales in the U.S..
The measure is temporary as a U.S. Court of Appeals suspended the ban on these sales on December 27, 2023.
International Trade Commission (ITC) Opposed Apple’s request for a stay of the injunction during the appeal of the patent case.
The Court of Appeal is accepting responses from other parties in support of the ITC’s ruling until January 15, 2024.
Masimo shares fell in New York after a court temporarily ended a ban on watch sales.