Jan 8, 2024

Apple pays out over claims it deliberately slowed down iPhones

Apple has begun making payments in a long-running class action lawsuit over claims it deliberately slowed down certain iPhones in the US. Complainants will receive a cut of a $500m settlement which works out to around $92 per claim. Apple agreed to settle the lawsuit in 2020, stating at the time it denied any wrongdoing but was concerned with the cost of continuing litigation. The US case dates back to December 2017, when Apple confirmed a long-held suspicion among phone owners by admitting it had deliberately slowed down some iPhones as they got older. In the UK, Apple lost a bid to block a similar mass action lawsuit last November. Apple has previously called the lawsuit "Baseless" and said "We have never - and would never - do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades".

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