If you owned an iPhone before Dec. 21, 2017, and experienced a slowdown you can file a claim relative to a $500M Slowdown Settlement.  According to a WIVB News report Apple admitted they purposely used software updates to slow down iPhones.  The company, according to the WIVB report says it did so to protect customers who had iPhones with older batteries, although many customers, at the time, felt it was a ploy by Apple to get them to buy new iPhones.

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It's not much, but you could be eligible for up to $25 if you owned any of the following iPhones prior to December 21, 2017, according to WIVB.

  • iPhone 6 (iOS 10.2.1 or later)
  • iPhone 6s (iOS 10.2.1 or later)
  • iPhone 6s Plus (iOS 10.2.1 or later)
  • iPhone SE (iOS 10.2.1 or later)
  • iPhone 7 (iOS 11.2 or later)
  • iPhone 7 Plus (iOS 11.2 or later)

Claims can be filed online up to the filing deadline date of October 6, 2020  and according to WIVB News:

You are limited to one cash payment per device. If you owned more than one device, you must submit a separate claim for each device.

Here's what the Apple iPhone settlement site says:

  • 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).

  • Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act. Please read the notice carefully.

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