iPhone 6/7/SE Performance Slowdown Class Action Settlement

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Apple settled a class action lawsuit claiming that they secretly throttled the performance of iPhones using software in order to offset battery problems. Some users claimed that if Apple did this openly, they could have simply replaced the batteries in their old phones instead of replacing the entire phone. If you owned one of the following devices and experienced diminished performance, you can make a claim here.

  • iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, and/or SE device that ran iOS 10.2.1 or later before December 21, 2017, or
  • iPhone 7 or 7 Plus device that ran iOS 11.2 or later before December 21, 2017

The estimated cash payment is $25, but the final amount may go up or down depending on the number of claimants.

Apple will provide a cash payment of approximately $25 per eligible device, provided that Apple will not pay more than $500 million in aggregate to the Settlement Class Members. If the total value of approved claims submitted exceeds the $500 million Ceiling, the value of each approved claim (per eligible device) will be reduced on a pro rata basis. Additionally, under the proposed settlement, if the total value of approved claims submitted by Settlement Class Members does not exceed the $310 million Floor, the value of each approved claim (per eligible device) may be increased on a pro rata basis, up to a maximum of $500 per device.

You will need to provide your iPhone serial number. If their search tool does not work, here are other ways to find your iPhone’s serial number:

  • If you have your phone, go to Setting > General > About > Serial Number.
  • Under your Apple ID account > Devices at appleid.apple.com.
  • Look on the outside of the original box, near the barcode.
  • On your original paper or online receipt.
  • On your Applecare documentation (if you bought this).
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