Old iPhone slowed down, Apple is willing to pay $500 million to affected users
04
Mar 2020

Kirsten Thomas

Old iPhone slowed down, Apple is willing to pay $500 million to affected users

As early as December 2017, Apple was reported to quietly slow down the iPhone using 30% of the battery in iOS. In order to calm down the incident, Apple finally launched a special battery replacement program, which includes iPhones that have expired the warranty period and can also be replaced at a preferential price. However, a class action lawsuit has also been triggered in the United States, with Apple finally agreeing to a settlement last Friday and paying up to $500 million in compensation to end the case.

Court documents show that Apple has denied wrongdoing, and this time it accepted compensation to avoid the burden and costs of the lawsuit. It is expected that Apple will compensate at least $310 million, and each iPhone will get about $25, depending on how many units it ends up with.

The settlement includes iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE and other devices using iOS 10.2.1 and above, including iPhone 7 before December 21, 2017. / iPhone 7 Plus uses a phone with iOS 11.2 or later. As for how to compensate, Apple still has to wait for the announcement.