Apple is having a big fight in a thing called the Batterygate Lawsuit. People who use iPhones took Apple to court because their iPhones became slower after they got updates. It seems like the fight might be ending soon. Apple might give some money to around 3 million iPhone owners who said their iPhones were affected.
What is Batterygate Lawsuit?
If you don’t know, people who use iPhones had a problem after an update in 2017. Their iPhones became slower. Apple said that when the battery gets older, iPhones slow down on purpose. But, before people bought iPhones, they didn’t know this would happen.
So, iPhone users went to court and said Apple should have told them. They felt like they had to buy new iPhones to get good speed and battery life. This became the Batterygate Lawsuit later on.
Who is Eligible for the claim?
Owners of the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, and the first-generation iPhone SE running on iOS 10.2.1 or above, who submitted the claim back in 2020 will be eligible for the compensation.
How much is Apple paying?
If you’re curious, the company will give about $65 to each of the roughly 3 million people who made claims. It could be even more, up to $90, depending on how many claims are made.
We don’t know yet how people will get the money or when they’ll get it. We have to wait for Apple to say something official. So, keep watching for updates.