Apple now paying out $95 million through AppleCare settlement

Apple now paying out $95 million through AppleCare settlement

In 2016, two consumers sued Apple after the company replaced their damaged iPhones with refurbished models under the AppleCare program. Six years later, this trial is finally over. As reported by 9to5Mac, the $95 million payment was approved in April, and the payments are now being released to eligible Apple customers. If you receive a refurbished device from Apple through AppleCare, the company may owe you.

As lawsuit notes, Apple's terms and conditions for AppleCare and AppleCare+ Protection Plans state that the company will either repair a covered iPhone or iPad or replace it with a "new or compatible device." new equivalent in performance and reliability". "

In some cases, Apple will replace a damaged device with a refurbished iPhone or iPad. The plaintiffs allege that the remanufactured devices are not "equivalent to new equipment in terms of performance and reliability." Therefore, Apple has breached the contract, the plaintiffs claim.

Apple denies any wrongdoing but will pay $95 million to settle the case. The attorneys will take $28.5 million from the settlement fund to pay attorneys' fees. That leaves about $66 million for the band members, who will soon receive their checks.

You are a Class Member if you purchased AppleCare or AppleCare+ on or after July 20, 2012 and received a refurbished replacement device on or before September 30, 2021. If both apply to you, pay attention to your salary.

Here's the email you'll receive if you're part of the group (via 9to5Mac):

According to our records, you are eligible to receive a payment of $14.45 in the settlement for the matter entitled Maldonado, et al. v. Apple Inc., et al., Case No. 3:16-CV-04067-WHO. As Settlement Administrator for the matter, we’re sending you this courtesy email to inform you that by August 30, 2022, you will receive a payment notification email that contains a link to claim your payment electronically. Once you receive that email, you will have until November 28, 2022 to claim your payment.

Your compensation will be based on how many devices Apple replaced.

Source: BGR