Canadian iPhone “Batterygate” Class Action Heads Towards A Settlement

A reader of this blog pointed me towards this website which appears to be legitimate. The website give details about a settlement related to several class action lawsuits filed in various Canadian provinces. Here’s the TL:DR:

Apple has agreed to pay between $11,137,500 CAD and $14,427,500 CAD (the “Settlement Funds”) in consideration of the full and final settlement of the claims of Class Members, including but not limited to the Class Action and the Proceedings (the “Settlement”). In return for the payment of the Settlement Funds, the Settlement provides that the claims of all Class Members asserted or which could have been asserted in the Class Action will be fully and finally released and the Class Action will be dismissed.

The Settlement is not an admission of liability, wrongdoing, or fault on the part of Apple, which denies the allegations against it.

The hearing to decide whether to approve the Settlement and the payment of Class Counsel Fees will take place on January 29, 2024 at the courthouse at 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia.

The people eligible for any settlement include anyone who owed an Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, SE, 7 or 7 Plus smartphone device with iOS 10.2.1 or later (for iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, or SE) and/or iOS 11.2 or later (for iPhone 7 or 7 Plus) installed or downloaded, before December 21, 2017. In that case, that would be my wife and I which is why this will be on our radar screens.

The website then goes on to explain what the next steps are. At present there’s nothing that anyone needs to do unless they are going to opt out of this or object to this. Thus I would recommend keeping an eye on this website if you’re part of the class so that you get what’s owed to you.

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