Apple was in the news last year for purposeful software changes to slow down the battery efficiency on iPhones. Finally, Apple is providing $25 for iPhone users who were upset by their devices’ deliberate slowdown back in 2017.
In 2017 , Apple confirmed the iOS update slowed down some iPhone models with depleted batteries. The iPhone maker said the update was appropriate to prevent unintended shutdowns and to protect the devices’ existence.
Apple agreed earlier this year to pay up to $ 500 million to settle a lawsuit accusing it of deliberately slowing down older iPhones to persuade clients to purchase a new model. Users can make claims via a dedicated website but for now it only applies to US iPhone users.
The website claims will ask for serial number of your iPhone. Also, if you no longer have access to that database, there is a search tool in case you sold or otherwise got rid of one of the iPhones that is part of the case.
The class covers any U.S. citizen who owns or previously owns an iPhone 6, an iPhone 6 Plus, and/or an iPhone SE running iOS 10.2.1 or later, and/or an iPhone 7 or an iPhone 7 Plus running iOS 11.2 or later, prior to 21 December 2017. Members of the class must also have encountered “decreased efficiency” on their computers.
Now you might be able to seek compensation for owning one of those phones, but told under the terms of the settlement, you would get at most $25 for it.
And it is! That’s what you need to say to try to stop Apple throttling your old phone out of your payout. Remember that this year, you have to apply your claim before the 6th October deadline. Good luck!