Judge approves Apple’s $500 million settlement

Sina Digital News on the morning of May 16th, Apple agreed to pay $500 million in March this year to settle the “speed-down” class action, and the settlement plan has been initially approved by the judge. District Judge Edward J. Davila in San Jose, Calif., approved the decision tentatively in a hearing held by the video software Zoom, but also said he wanted to extend the final approval period due to the current special circumstances of the new crown epidemic.

In March, Apple had agreed to pay up to $500 million in settlements to settle a lawsuit accusing it of quietly slowing down older iPhones as it introduced new models. Under the settlement, Apple would pay consumers $25 per iPhone, an amount that could be adjusted up or down based on the number of iPhones eligible for the claim, with a minimum total payout of $310 million.

Apple has denied engaging in wrongdoing and settled the nationwide case to avoid litigation burdens and costs, court documents show. The company did not respond to a request for comment.

Apple introduced iOS 10.2.1 in 2017, by limiting the processor speed to prevent the battery of older models from suddenly shutting down the phone, but they barely mention this. John Poole, founder of Primate Labs, discovered the situation after he found that benchmark scores were lower than expected. There was a public outcry after Apple was found to be limiting the performance of its phones.

The lawsuit primarily concerns people with iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus and SE models running iOS 10.2.1 before December 21, 2017. In the class-action lawsuit, consumers claim that after installing Apple’s software update, their phone’s performance was affected, saying it misled them into believing that their phone was nearing the end of its life cycle and needed an upgrade or replacement Battery.

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