Apple to pay $20 million to iPhone 4s owners as part of court settlement
Apple has reached a legal settlement with iPhone 4s owners who have accused the company of deliberately slowing down smartphones. This is reported by MacRumors.
The company’s lawyers agreed with the iPhone 4s users who filed a lawsuit against Apple. As part of the agreement, representatives of the American corporation acknowledged the existence of a problem in popular smartphones and agreed to pay compensation. Apple will allocate $ 20 million for compensation.
«Apple has falsely stated that iOS 9 is compatible with the iPhone 4S and will improve or ‘enhance the performance’ of the devices,» plaintiffs said. The company agreed to pay each user of the smartphone released in 2011 $15. Apple promised to create a site for collecting applications.
The class action lawsuit was filed in 2015, the plaintiffs represented a group of iPhone 4s owners from New York and New Jersey. According to users, Apple touted iOS 9 as the right operating system for the phone, even though the update could significantly slow down the device’s performance.
At the end of April, buyers of Apple gadgets sued the company, demanding compensation due to the inability to use the Apple Pay application.