In 2017, Apple found themselves involved in one of the biggest controversies that they have ever faced. Apple’s throttling of iPhones with aging batteries prompted a class action lawsuit. Millions of users were affected by this deliberate slowdown of devices. Now Apple has agreed to pay $500 millions in settlements. Each US iPhones users can now claim maximum of $25 on a dedicated website with following conditions:
- Under the proposed settlement, Apple will make a minimum, non-reversionary payment of $310,000,000 and a maximum payment of up to $500,000,000, depending on the number of claims submitted.
- You may be entitled to settlement benefits if you are or were (1) a United States owner of an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, and/or SE device (2) that ran iOS 10.2.1 or later or, in the case of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus devices, that ran iOS 11.2 or later before December 21, 2017, and (3) you experienced diminished performance on your device(s).
The deadline to submit an online claim is October 6, 2020.
The claims website will ask for your iPhone’s serial number. There’s also a search tool if you no longer have access to that information — in case you sold or otherwise got rid of one of the iPhones that are part of the case.