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Eligible Apple customers affected by the batterygate controversy in the US are expected to receive compensation, estimated to be about $65 per claim, soon. According to the latest report, the Cupertino company’s $500 million lawsuit might finally come to an end after a judge signaled the start of the compensation process.
The lawsuit started in late-2016 when users reported experiencing unexpected device shutdowns after an OS update from Apple. Users then accused the tech giant of advertently causing iPhone performance slowdown due to their old batteries, resulting in different lawsuits filed against Apple.
The Mercury News reported that two iPhone owners in the lawsuit in the US hoped for bigger pay and submitted an appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The judge rejected the request, allowing the case to proceed.
In total, there are 3 million claims from owning or leasing an eligible iPhone, including iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, or iPhone SE. This translates to $65 compensation for each claim. Unfortunately, the claim submission is no longer available for those still interested in joining, as it ended almost three years ago, on Oct. 6, 2020.