The iPhone battery saga was one of the major controversies Apple has ever faced. Apple’s throttling of iPhones with aging batteries led to a class action lawsuit, and you can now register to get your share of the deal reached earlier this year. Per MacRumorsThere is now a website where US consumers who have an affected iPhone can make a claim.
To meet the criteria, you must currently or previously have:
- An iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, and / or an iPhone SE that was running iOS 10.2.1 or later before December 21, 2017
- An iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus that was running iOS 1
Under the terms of the settlement, Apple agreed to pay out a maximum of $ 500 million. The company will “make a cash payment of approximately $ 25 per eligible device,” although this number may decrease if the total number of approved claims exceeds the $ 500 million limit. You can also opt out of billing on the website. The only real reason for this would be if you want to sue Apple directly for the problem of battery management.
You will be asked for the serial number of your iPhone on the Claims website. There is also a search tool if you no longer have access to this information – in case you have sold or otherwise removed one of the iPhones that are part of the case.
Wondering when you might see your check? According to a FAQ on the website, a final hearing is scheduled for December 4, where a judge may sign the deal. If this happens without an appeal, the accounting services will be distributed “immediately”.
Apple apologized for addressing the iPhone slowdown drama in late 2017. The company’s lack of transparency regarding the decision to reduce the performance of older iPhones with aging batteries was at the center of the controversy. To make up for the “misunderstanding”, Apple offered to change the battery at a reduced cost and gave customers the option of deactivating battery management – under the risk of unexpected shutdowns – in the iPhone’s settings menu. In addition to the resulting public outcry and many headlines on the subject, Apple has also been investigated by several countries over the decision about the iPhone battery.