$95 Million AppleCare Settlement Will Begin This Month

Individuals who participated in a class action lawsuit against Apple that was settled for $95 million are now beginning to get notifications that they might soon receive payments from the business as part of the claim.

It comes after the company reached a settlement last year after being sued for utilizing refurbished iPhones and iPads as replacements that were not “comparable to new in performance and dependability.” Apple made a $95 million offer to settle the claim before it went to trial and vehemently denied any wrongdoing. Even though this was only a minor percentage of the total amount requested, a trial might not have resulted in any settlement funds at all.

AppleCare Payments Will Begin Next Week

Customers were given the option to opt-out of or participate in the settlement earlier this year. Anyone who purchased AppleCare+ for an iPhone or iPad between July 20, 2012, and September 30, 2021, was considered a member of the class. According to Macrumors, notifications are currently being sent to class members informing them that they are entitled to a payment of $28.90 and that they will receive a notification before the iPhone 14 event.

In an email to a class member, the settlement administrator states, “As Settlement Administrator for the issue, we are sending you this courtesy email to inform you that by August 30, 2022, you will get a payment notification email that contains a link to claim your money electronically.” You have until November 28, 2022, after receiving that communication, to submit a claim for payment.

Users will therefore receive a notification in the coming days, and they will have three months to submit a claim for payment.

In recent years, Apple has greatly increased the scope of its AppleCare program. A notable feature of the company’s AppleCare+ service is that it provides coverage for two incidents of unintentional damage every calendar year with the option to add coverage for theft and loss. The iPhone upgrade program also includes AppleCare+, which enables customers to upgrade to the company’s latest and greatest iPhone for a monthly price every year.