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Fate of iPhone users opened, Apple is distributing Rs 4159 crore, people started getting money

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Fate of iPhone users opened, Apple is distributing Rs 4159 crore, people started getting money

There is great news for iPhone users. Tech company Apple has finally started sending the Batterygate settlement money to users. The company will distribute a total of 500 million dollars i.e. about Rs 4159 crore as ‘Batterygate’ settlement payment to all the users affected by this problem. Some users have also given information about receiving money on Twitter. Mac Rumors reports that Apple has finally started paying iPhone owners who were part of a class-action lawsuit that alleged Apple secretly slowed down older phones with old batteries. Is done.

Users are getting so much money per claim

The website created for the “Batterygate” settlement said payments are expected to be distributed this January, and payments have begun on schedule. MacRumors reported that Ken Strand and Michael Burkhardt are among the individuals who have received a payment of $92.17 (approximately Rs 7667) per claim from Apple as part of the settlement.

This is a case of 2017

The lawsuit, filed in December 2017, claimed that Apple introduced a throttling feature in iOS 10.2.1 to prevent unexpected shutdowns, but failed to disclose it in the update notes. Although Apple apologized for the lack of transparency and temporarily offered discounted battery replacements, the company denied knowingly misleading users and said it only filed the lawsuit to avoid “burdensome and costly litigation.” Settled.

These iPhone users will get money

This settlement applies to US residents who have an affected iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, or SE models running iOS 10.2.1 or later, or iOS 11.2.1 or later, released before December 21, 2017. Those running the latter version are the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. The last date for filing claims was October 2020. Eligible users can expect a payout of approximately $92 per claim, as confirmed by MacRumors readers who received their payments this week.

Although Apple still uses a performance management system on iPhones 6 and later, it now offers more transparency and control over user performance. The “Battery Health” feature keeps users informed about their battery lifespan and can disable throttling if they wish, despite the risk of unexpected shutdown.

Additionally, Apple recently agreed to pay $25 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed it misled users about sharing app subscriptions with their Family Sharing groups.

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