#BatteryGate: Apply now to claim $25 from Apple for secretly throttling your older iPhones by 22nd October 2020.
We had reported how a California Federal Judge had accepted Apple’s $500 million proposal to settle the class-action lawsuit for secretly throttling older iPhones like iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, and SE and upgraded to the buggy iOS v 10.2.1 in 2017, Now all doors are cleared for Apple to settle this particular case with the Judge issuing final orders.
Under the agreed settlement, Apple will pay $25 to each eligible iPhone owner who submits a claim, with its total payout to fall between $310 million and $500 million. The exact amount that each iPhone owner receives could vary slightly based on the number of claims submitted.
The settlement applies only to United States residents who owned an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE that ran iOS 10.2.1, or iOS 11.2 before December 21, 2017. The applicants also have to submit a declaration that they experienced “diminished performance” on their above iPhones due to the secret throttling by Apple.
As per the settlement conditions, Apple has set up a website to process such claims. You can submit your claim on this website. As per the settlement, if you suffered from a slower iPhone due to Apple’s throttling, you should submit your claim online or by letter mail by October 6, 2020, or else payment is forfeited. You should also note that this is a one-time settlement and no further claims against Apple for throttling/batterygate will be entertained by the court.
Apple says that it doesn’t agree to the secret throttling of older iPhones to make the iPhone owners buy newer version iPhones charge but it is entering into this settlement to “avoid burdensome and costly litigation.” The California federal judge agrees with Apple’s denial.