Apple faces payout over allegations of intentionally slowing down iPhones


Apple has started making payments in a class action lawsuit in the US regarding allegations that it intentionally slowed down certain iPhones. The settlement amounts to $500 million, with each claimant receiving around $92. Apple agreed to settle the lawsuit last year, maintaining its denial of any wrongdoing but expressing concerns about the cost of ongoing litigation. A similar case seeking £1.6 billion in compensation is currently underway in the UK. The US case dates back to 2017 when Apple admitted to deliberately slowing down older iPhones as their batteries aged. The company faced accusations of not informing customers about the performance throttling, leading to the legal action. In the UK, Apple failed to block a mass action lawsuit last year, and the case is expected to go to trial in late 2024 or early 2025.

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