Did you purchase Powerbeats 2 wireless earbuds before 7 August and live in the U.S.? If yes, then you might be eligible for a payout from Apple, the parent company of Beats.
In 2016, a lawsuit was levelled against Apple over the Powerbeats 2 product. Recently, Apple agreed to make a settlement. According to the settlement terms, the teach giant will have to pay $9.75 million to the U.S. customers who bought these wireless earbuds.
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Even though Apple insists that it did nothing wrong, it is ready to pay. In the lawsuit, the giant tech company was accused of making false advertisements for the sale of the Powerbeats 2. As per the marketing of the product, the company said that the product was ‘sweat & water resistant’ and ‘built to endure’.
However, the customers found the product ‘shoddy’. It also starting showing some charging issues after some time. There were also some issues about the Powerbeats 3 mentioned in the lawsuit. Apple did not believe that it was at any fault. But still it felt that making a settlement would be less expensive than going to jail.
How to make a claim?
If you also bought the product, then here’s how you can make a claim. Visit the official site of the lawsuit and file your claim before 20 November. The amount you will get will depend on the number of people who apply and are eligible for the claim. The hypothetical payout that one may get is said to be $189.