UPDATED 8:20 PM PST – Saturday, October 19, 2019
Apple is being forced to pay out nearly $7 million to end a lawsuit over an iPhone glitch. A California judge agreed to a $6.6 million settlement deal, which will end the 2014 class action lawsuit against the tech giant.
Judge Brian Walsh approved the settlement during a hearing in San Jose on Friday. More than 100,000 people who purchased iPhone 4s after August 31, 2012 are entitled to a sum of no larger than $199 per person.
The lawsuit comes after customers accused Apple of issuing iPhone 4s that had Wi-Fi and Bluetooth malfunctions. The glitches reportedly began after the company issued one of its mandated system updates.
Apple is expected to release its first 5G phone next year, following Samsung, Motorola, LG and OnePlus, who already have 5g devices on the market.