Apple has not acknowledged the defect in the Powerbeats 2 headphones, but agrees to pay their owners $ 10 million in compensation

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Last updated on May 1st, 2023 at 08:00 pm

Apple has not acknowledged the defect in the Powerbeats 2 headphones, but agrees to pay their owners $ 10 million in compensation

Apple has agreed to pay $ 9.75 million to settle a class-action lawsuit overcharging issues with Powerbeats 2 wireless earbuds, according to online sources. Powerbeats 2.

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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 “the risks, uncertainties, and costs associated with continuing litigation. ” Powerbeats 2 owners who expect to receive compensation must submit a claim by November 20, 2020. Thereafter, $ 9.75 million, excluding administrative costs and attorney fees, will be distributed 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. As a reminder, at the time of the start of sales, the retail price of Powerbeats 2 was $ 200.

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