Apple just made efforts to put the 2017 “Batterygate” behind it by agreeing to settle a class-action suit that accuses the company of slowing down units in a bid to make customers buy new products, Wired reports. That could equal a small payday for Apple users.
Apple agreed to settlement terms on Friday, in which it will have to pay out up to $500 million in compensation to those affected, or about $25 per qualified iPhone user. Those eligible to receive payouts include US owners of iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7Plus, or SE that ran the iOS 10.2.1 or iOS 11.2 (or later) before Dec 21, 2017.
The company, however, still denies that it has intentionally throttled phones, but wants to avoid the hassles of a long court battle. Updates to follow.