Apple has reached an agreement to pay a maximum of 500 million dollars to get rid once and for all of the class action lawsuit in which he was accused of slowing down old iPhone in United States. Each of the affected users will receive $ 25.
This amount could increase or decrease slightly depending on the legal fees and the added value of the lawsuits, so the figure that Apple has to pay if it places between 300 and 500 million maximum.
The agreement affects the current and former US users of an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone SE with iOS 10.2.1 or later or iOS 11.2 or later for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which will run these versions of iOS before December 21, 2017.
The agreement reached by Apple with the representatives of the class action lawsuit must be ratified by United States federal judge Edward J. Dávila on April 3, 2020. This lawsuit was filed in December 2017, shortly after the announcement of Apple of the incorporation of a function that automatically reduced iPhone performance When the battery of the battery is not in good condition, in order to prevent the terminal from suddenly shutting down.
The lawsuit argued that this has been one of the “biggest frauds in consuming history.” This functionality was introduced in iOS 10.2.1, but it was not officially announced in the update notes, it was only mentioned that the system had been improved to avoid unexpected closures.
Apple was forced to unveil this functionality when Primete Labs founder John Pole will perform different performance tests on both an iPhone 6 and an iPhone 7, tests that depending on the state of the battery varied considerably.
With iOS 11.3, Apple introduced a new feature that allows users check the battery status at all times, a management system that we can activate or deactivate manually.