If You Have An iPhone 6 or 7, You Get $25 From Apple’s Lawsuit Claim
As long as you have the serial number of the phone, you are going to be in luck.
Apparently, Apple decided to intentionally slow down the iPhone 6 and 7. Remember when they admitted to giving degraded batteries a few years back? Well, a class action lawsuite in the United States has started and you are entitled to a few bucks:
The decision—which the company claimed was all about improving battery life—led to a class-action lawsuit and an eventual $500 million settlement. The terms of the settlement provide cash payments “of approximately $25 per eligible device”—and MacRumors reports that you can claim your piece of that pie between now and October 6", according to LifeHacker.com.
This includes all of the iPhone six and seven models:
- iPhone 6
- 6 Plus
- 6S Plus, or SE
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
It's wild though, you're going to be mind blown when you hear how much money Apple actually has to payout. The civil law suit says that "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." It seems like such a massive number, but you have to think...it's arguably the most popular phone brand behind the Android series. There's millions of people with the iPhone so when you have to split up millions and millions of dollars, apparently that only leaves you with about 25 bucks per person.
There was a website set up for United States iPhone owners only in the lawsuit where you can get all of the information and you can go to SmartPhonePerformanceSettlement.com and claim your piece of the payout either online or by mail.