iPhone Users Affected By Performance Throttling Now Eligible For $25 Compensation

Back in March, we have reported that Apple has agreed to pay $500 million to settle the iPhone throttling lawsuit. Now, users with an affected iPhone will receive a settlement compensation of around $25 and should be starting to receive notifications about their legal rights and options.

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone SE users in the US who have formerly and is currently on running iOS 10.2.1 are eligible for compensation.

There is a website that Apple has established where eligible users can submit claims or view their other options, including excluding themselves from retaining the ability to sue Apple separately in the lawsuit. All claims must be submitted online or mailed by letter before October 6, 2020.

Apple has denied all the accusations and reached this settlement just to "avoid burdensome and costly litigation". The U.S. District Court for Northern California stated that the settlement does not mean that Apple has admitted wrongdoing.

When iOS 10.2.1 was introduced in February of 2017, Apple did not inform customers of the performance throttling feature. Though the company later said that slow down the speed of the iPhones is to prevent a random shutdown of the devices because the peak performance of the devices cannot be maintained after the battery ages,

In December 2017, Apple officially apologized and promised to make changes. In 2018, Apple cut the cost of replacing the iPhone's battery. At the same time, it added a Battery Health feature to the iOS Battery settings and provided the user option to disabling the peak performance throttling.

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