iPhone slowdown Apple donates up to 144 million to Canadian

iPhone slowdown: Apple donates up to $14.4 million to Canadian consumers

Apple is accused of voluntarily providing software updates that slowed down certain older iPhone models and will have to pay a maximum of $14.4 million to Canadian users as part of a class-action settlement.

The proposed settlement – which affects all Canadians except Quebecers – was approved by a judge in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, where a class action lawsuit had been filed, CBC News reported Monday.

The American giant eventually agreed to pay between $11.1 million and $14.4 million.

However, the company maintains that “this settlement does not constitute an admission of liability, wrongdoing, or fault on the part of Apple, which denies the allegations made against Apple,” according to a website about the class action lawsuit launched in 2018.

In the proceedings, the allegations related to performance reduction functions in versions 10.2.1, 10.3, 11 and/or 11.2 of the iOS operating software for iPhones, but also deficiencies in battery performance and the concealment of these elements.

Depending on the number of plaintiffs, they could receive between $17.50 and $150, according to CBC News.

Affected by the agreement are customers who purchased an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, SE, 7 or 7 Plus with iOS 10.2.1 or later; iOS 11.2 or later before December 21, 2017.