Apple has agreed to pay $ 9.75 million to settle a class action lawsuit over charging problems with Powerbeats 2 wireless earbuds, according to online sources. The case began in 2017 when a group of people accused Apple of using inaccurate information in a headphone advertisement. Powerbeats 2.
The fact is that in advertising for wireless headphones, Apple said that the device was reliably protected and provides good autonomy. But in the statement of claim of users who became the owners of the headphones, it is argued that the device has a “design defect” due to which, after a short period of use, the battery life is greatly reduced. The plaintiffs also accused Apple of refusing to repair and replace defective headphones during the warranty period.
Apple denied all allegations, but said that the company agreed to pay compensation taking into account “risks, uncertainties and costs associated with continuing litigation“. Powerbeats 2 owners who expect to be reimbursed must submit a claim by November 20, 2020. Thereafter, $ 9.75 million, excluding administrative costs and attorney fees, will be allocated to the applicants.
According to lawyers, about $ 76 can be received by users of headphones who will be able to prove the fact of repair. Claimants who fail to prove repairs can expect to receive approximately $ 38 in compensation. Recall that at the time of the start of sales, the retail price of Powerbeats 2 was $ 200.
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