Apple Starts Paying Out Over Claims it Deliberately Slowed Down iPhones

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In a significant turn of events, Apple has initiated compensation payments to individuals who filed complaints in a lawsuit accusing the tech giant of intentionally slowing down specific iPhone models. The legal dispute, concluded in 2020, saw the company denying any wrongdoing with reports from the BBC suggesting their primary concern was the escalating costs associated with protracted litigation.

Unraveling the Implications

In 2017 consumers launched a lawsuit against Apple, alleging deliberate slowdowns of specific iPhone models. This pivotal year also marked Apple’s admission that they intentionally slowed down aging iPhone models. They justified this controversial move by pointing to the natural decline in battery performance over time, asserting that the deliberate slowdown aimed to offset these effects and extend the lifespan of the devices.

As the lawsuit, settled in 2020, resurfaces with compensation payouts, the intricate interplay between technological innovation, consumer rights, and corporate responsibility comes under scrutiny once more. It alleges that Apple had throttled phone performance without informing its customers. Apple has settled the lawsuit with a substantial $500 million agreement in the US. As iPhone users begin to receive their compensation, a wave of social media posts highlights the tangible impact of this resolution and reignites discussions around transparency, user trust, and the broader implications for consumer technology.

Apple’s Resolution Ripples

As the aftermath of the Apple slowdown lawsuit unfolds, approximately three million individuals joined forces in the legal battle against the enterprise. However, for those contemplating late entry, the ship has sailed since the deadline lapsed in October 2020. Some participants have taken to social media to share glimpses of their compensation, with reports emerging of payments around $92.17.

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While asserting their commitment to product longevity and user experience, an Apple spokesperson vehemently denied intentional actions to curtail device life or incentivize upgrades, yet the Competition Appeal Tribunal allowed the lawsuit to proceed. The US settlement covered iPhone 6, 7, and SE users, while the UK included iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X users.

The Books That Changed Megan Fox’s Life

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Megan Fox has been on a spiritual journey for some time now. She’s shared that both writing her own poetry and reading have had a lot of influence on her growth and shared a few of her favorite books that made a big impact on her. Read on to learn about a few of them.

The Body Keeps the Score and Jonathan Livingston Seagull

The Body Keeps the Score is written by Bessel van der Kolk, and it’s definitely the easiest one to read. Megan explains it’s on the clinical side and talks about how the human body handles emotions.

Another book that’s important to Megan is Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach. The book tells the story of a seagull who learns a lot of lessons. Fox read this book at a very young age and related a lot to Jonathan’s struggle to maintain his own identity while still being a part of something. The actress even shared that the book led her to an existential crisis in 5th grade, making her question all aspects of life.

Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self and Her Own Poetry

Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self is a book by Sandra Ingerman and is based on shamanism. She recommends it to anyone looking to restore part of themselves they have lost.

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Megan Fox has even created her own poetry collection called Pretty Boys Are Poisonous. It was inspired by sadness and heartbreaks, text messages, journal entries, and letters Fox has composed throughout the years. They’re basically based on her own life and struggles. She shared that her book was a reflection of rebelling against the patriarchy. Her work is also inspired by women’s feelings and pain. Megan has loved writing ever since she was a child, creating poems for members of her family. The actress also expressed her wish to use her platform for good and help others. It is also the reason she decided to publish her book. She wants to use her own life journey to encourage others to put their own pain into art.