In 2017, Apple admitted to throttling iOS devices with degraded batteries. The company claimed was all about improving battery life, but it led to a class-action lawsuit that turned into a $500 million settlement.
What does that mean to you? Well, if you own(ed) one of the following iPhones before December 21, 2017, you are eligible for part of the settlement:
- An iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus or SE that ran iOS 10.2.1 or later
- An iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus that ran iOS 11.2 or later
If you have an eligible device, got to https://www.smartphoneperformancesettlement.com/ for information and options for submitting your claim. You can do it online or by mail.
You will need the serial number of your eligible device. If you don’t have it, you can search for it by entering some additional information into the online claim form.
The terms of the settlement provide cash payments “of approximately $25 per eligible device”