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Apple Faces $35 Million Settlement Over iPhone 7 Audio Issues

TL;DR: Apple faces $35 million settlement over iPhone 7 audio issues. The deadline to join or receive payment is June 3. Check eligibility requirements.

Deadline Approaching for Joining or Receiving Payment

The deadline to join or receive a portion of a $35 million settlement related to microphone or audio issues for Apple’s iPhone 7 or 7 Plus is drawing near.

Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Audio IC Chip Issues

The settlement was reached with Apple in a class action lawsuit claiming that the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus experienced audio problems related to the “audio IC” chip, according to the settlement website.

Lawsuit Filed by iPhone 7 Owners in 2019

The settlement stems from a 2019 lawsuit filed by Joseph Casillas and De’Jhontai Banks, who alleged they started experiencing issues the year after purchasing iPhone 7 devices in 2017. In the settlement claim, Apple denies any wrongdoing and that any of the devices had those problems.

Eligibility for Settlement Payment

You can be included in the settlement and receive a payment if you:

  • Owned an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus between Sept. 16, 2016 and Jan. 3, 2023
  • Complained to Apple regarding an issue covered by the settlement
  • Paid Apple for a repair or replacement covered by the settlement

Deadline for Submitting a Claim

The deadline to submit a claim is June 3, and you can do so via the settlement website.

Act now.


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