Thousands Of iPhone Users Can Now Claim $349 Payout As Part Of Apple’s $35 million Audio Settlement

Users of iPhones may file a class action lawsuit following Apple's out-of-court settlement.

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Apple customers with older iPhone models may be eligible for reimbursement as part of a settlement from the company.

The tech giant agreed to an out-of-court settlement of $35 million after a class action complaint was filed, alleging substantial faults in specific iPhone models.

Customers who purchased an Apple iPhone 7 or 7 Plus between September 16, 2022, and January 3, 2023, will get compensation as part of the settlement.

They had to have been the owners of certain iPhone models at the time, complained about audio problems, and covered the cost of the repairs themselves.

Those who meet these requirements may file a claim for up to $349.

Apple has settled the dispute out of court without acknowledging any wrongdoing.

The main focus of the complaint was a "failure in the audio integrated circuit," which resulted from faulty audio chips.

It accused the tech giant of 'concealing a material defect that ultimately causes iPhone audio features to become unresponsive and fail of their essential purpose as smartphones.'

How then do you submit a claim if you are qualified?

Make sure you meet the requirements first.

To restate, these are that you complained about audio issues and paid for your own repairs while owning an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus between September 16, 2022, and January 3, 2023.

If you had to pay for the repairs yourself and were out of pocket, you might be qualified for up to $349 and at least $50.

$125 will be given to anyone who reported the flaw but did not cover the cost of repairs.

Since Apple's repair records will verify the repair, you don't need to present a receipt.

Regretfully, it could get more complicated if you sought assistance from a third party for the repair.

The deadline for submitting any claims is June 3, 2024, and the settlement's final approval hearing is scheduled for July 18.

Should you meet the eligibility requirements but choose not to submit a claim or withdraw from the settlement, you would forfeit any compensation and forfeit your right to pursue a new lawsuit against Apple regarding this matter.

The suit claimed: "As a result of Apple’s unfair, deceptive, and/or fraudulent business practices, owners of the iPhones, including Plaintiffs, have suffered ascertainable losses.

"The unfair and deceptive trade practices committed by Apple were conducted in a manner giving rise to substantial aggravating circumstances."