Filing Opens in iPhone Settlement

Apple to pay about $25 to each owner who endured slowdown over battery issue
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2020 5:55 PM CDT
iPhone Owners Can File Now for $25 Slowdown Settlement
A customer compares an iPhone 6 with an iPhone 7 at an Apple Store in Chicago in 2016.   (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

Filing has opened for iPhone owners wanting their cash settlement over battery issues. Apple will pay about $25 to each owner under the settlement of a class-action lawsuit, MacRumors reports, after the manufacturer admitted slowing down older iPhones to head off shutdowns caused by degraded batteries. Apple's payments are limited to $500 million total, and the $25 checks could shrink, depending on the number of claims filed. The lawsuit was launched in 2017, per Digital Trends. In 2018, a software update allowed disabling the throttling, and replacement batteries were offered at $29 in 2018.

Claims can be filed here. iPhone owners can also opt out, as they would do if they plan to sue Apple directly. The deadline to file claims is Oct. 6.

Eligible owners, per the Verge, have or had:

  • An iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, and/or an iPhone SE that ran iOS 10.2.1 or later before Dec. 21, 2017.
  • An iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus that used iOS 11.2 or later before Dec. 21, 2017.
(Read more iPhone stories.)

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