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Apple resolves $ 5 billion class action lawsuit

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Three years ago, the National Consumer and User Corporation of Chile filed a class action lawsuit against Apple, accusing it of deliberately slowing down iPhones. The plaintiff demanded to recover from Apple $ 5 billion

The lawsuit said the manufacturer had programmed a limited lifespan in smartphones to force users to replace them earlier than necessary.

It was revealed this week that Apple has agreed to pay compensation to settle the claim. The amount that Chilean consumers will receive is much less than what appeared in the lawsuit. It is equal to 3.4 million dollars. This means that each of the approximately 150,000 parties to the lawsuit who owns an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus or SE smartphone can count on $ 50. The source notes that this is the first such settlement in Latin America.

Apple has previously settled similar cases in the United States and Europe. In the United States, it cost her $ 613 million, in France – about 25 million euros. In Italy, the company was fined 10 million euros for the planned obsolescence of smartphones.

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