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Apple makes $92 payments to affected users under the ‘Batterygate’ settlement

Apple Batterygate Settlement

During the weekend, users were finally given $92 payments by Apple under the ‘batterygate’ settlement, reportedly. Apple admitted to having slowed down old iPhones in the year 2017 and users were not notified and in the same year, a lawsuit was filed in December.

As reported by Gizmodo, Apple’s reason for the same was to provide better experiences for its users. Apple stated that it was ‘throttling,’ the maximum performance in older devices with ‘chemically-aged’ batteries. 

Apple apologised to affected users and lowered the price of iPhone battery replacements to $29 throughout 2018. 

In 2020, Apple agreed to pay more than $500 million after it was worn down by class action lawsuits. 

The payouts have been scheduled for January and Apple is now paying $92.17 per claim and MacRumours readers, Ken Strand and Michael Burkhardt received the same from Apple as part of the settlement.

The phones that have been affected by the slowdown include U.S residents owning the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and/or iPhone SE that ran 10.2.1 or later and/or an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus that ran iOS 11.2 or later, before December 21, 2017. Apple still has a performance management feature on iPhone 6 and newer models.

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