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Apple has agreed to pay between $310 million and $500 million to nearly 3 million users of pre-2018 iPhones in a settlement of a class action lawsuit over the company’s “battery gate” issue.

The lawsuit alleged that Apple intentionally slowed down older iPhone models by up to 50% in order to prevent them from shutting down unexpectedly. This was done without the knowledge or consent of users, and it led to many people believing that their phones were simply getting old and outdated.

The settlement, which was approved by a federal court in California, will provide cash compensation to affected users who filed claims. The amount of each payment will depend on the number of claims that are filed, but it is expected to be around $65 per user.

“This is a significant victory for Apple consumers,” said Tyson Redenbarger, a partner at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, one of the law firms that represented the plaintiffs in the case. “The settlement provides substantial relief to those who were affected by Apple’s batterygate practices, and it will help ensure that customers are fully informed in the future when asked to update their products.”

The settlement is still subject to approval by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, but it is expected to be finalized soon. Once it is, Apple will begin sending out payments to affected users.

Insidershut Take

This is a major victory for Apple consumers who were affected by the battery gate issue. The settlement provides them with much-needed financial compensation, and it also sends a message to Apple that it cannot get away with misleading its customers.

We hope that this settlement will discourage other companies from engaging in similar practices in the future. Consumers have a right to know what they are getting when they buy a product, and they should not be tricked into upgrading their devices unnecessarily.

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