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Canadian court approves Apple’s $14.4 million ‘Batterygate’ settlement

A British Columbia, Canada court has approved Apple’s $14.4 million settlement related to the iPhone battery throttling controversy in 2018, according to CBC News.

The “Batterygate” lawsuit alleged that Apple’s actions violated Consumer Protection Act legislation. In December 2017 Apple published an apology letter to customers in regards to the lawsuit for slowing down older phones to compensate for erratic battery performance. 

The iPhone maker offered US$29 replacement batteries for those with an iPhone 6 or later. Apple also added more battery health information to iOS to let users know when the battery begins to compromise performance.  

Depending on how many people apply for the settlement, claimants will receive between $17.50 and $150. They must provide a serial number for the impacted phone.

Apple customers who bought an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, SE, 7 or 7 Plus with iOS 10.2.1 or later (for iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, or SE) and/or iOS 11.2 or later (for iPhone 7 or 7 Plus) before Dec. 21, 2017 may be eligible for the settlement.

Article provided with permission from AppleWorld.Today
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