Apple will be paying the sum of $25 (₦9,6750) each to iPhone users for secretly compressing older iPhone models
The payment is a result of a United State class-action lawsuit. Under this settlement, Apple will be providing the sum of $25 to each user who submitted a complaint.
According to the report, the users might collect different amounts depending on how many complaints were submitted.
These set of people include an iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE that features iOS 10.2.1 or later.
It also includes an iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus that features iOS 11.2 or later before December 21, 2017.
The users must also be able to prove that their devices were seriously acting up. All the complaints must be submitted on or before December 6, 2020.
Apple has however denied all allegations but clearly stated that the main reason for the settlement is to avoid costly legal actions.
The lawsuit was filed in December 2017, after Apple revealed that it compressed the maximum performance of some older phone models.
The company was able to achieve this by adding chemically aged batteries when needed to prevent the devices from shutting down unexpectedly.
This is considered as the greatest consumer fraud in history. This battery type was a feature on iOS 10.2.1.