Apple has agreed to pay $25 for slowing down their older iPhone models without notice to the affected US customers. In December 2017, users on Reddit started suggesting a correlation between aging iPhone batteries and decreased performance in iPhones. The proposed settlement will see Apple provide a cash payment of approximately $25 to each eligible iPhone owner who submits a claim, which adds up to a total payout of between $310 million and $500 million.
According to the compensation, the payouts from Apple will cover the US owners of iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, and SE devices that run on operating system iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 11.2. The phones will also need to have been purchased and used before Dec. 21, 2017, the day after Apple admitted to the speed-throttling practice.
There is a specific website, “In re Apple Inc. Device Performance Litigation” for users to submit a claim, which must be done online or by mail. Each application must be submitted online or received by letter mail by October 6, 2020, or else payment is forfeited, said the report.
The customer needs to enter the serial number of the iPhone for which the claim is to be filed. If you don’t have your iPhone serial number, then you can go for the different options given to file claims.
The most prominent timeline of Apple, the US consumer, files a lawsuit against the company for slowing down the batteries of the iPhone. Due to this, the battery becomes very slow, and the software gets terminated. Apple took down the battery replacements for the impacted users, in addition to offering users an option to disable throttling of performance in subsequent iOS updates. The Battery Health section was also added to iOS after the “battery gate” controversy. According to many customers, Apple cheated them with the plan that customers will move for the upgrades as the company did not inform customers early that upgrading will slow down thor phones. This move was not acceptable to the customer.