Apple iPhone Users May Get Around $65 From Company

What Had Happened?

Apple iPhone users could receive approximately $65 each as a $500 million lawsuit over the 'batterygate' problem concludes. A US court judge approved payments to affected users.

What Is The Lawsuit About?

Before 2018, iPhone users experienced random shutdowns. Apple's subsequent software updates aimed to fix battery problems but reportedly affected performance, leading to the "Batterygate" controversy. 

A lawsuit against Apple stemmed from users reporting phone shutdowns despite batteries displaying over 30% charge, leading to the legal action.

What iPhones were affected by Batterygate?

The iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone SE were all impacted.

What did Apple agree to in the settlement? 

Apple, while not admitting wrongdoing, agreed to a $500 million settlement. Claimants were expected to receive around $25 each under the settlement terms.

Then why is Apple giving people $65?

Claims had to be filed to access the settlement. With only three million claims submitted, each claimant will receive more than expected due to incomplete participation.

Can I still file a claim?

Regrettably, the opportunity ended on October 6, 2020. Only approved claims submitted by then will receive the payout as part of the settlement.