Apple to Pay Up to $500-M Over Battery-related Slowdown

iPhone owners could get 25 dollars from Apple after the company agreed to pay up to 500 million dollars to settle claims over intentionally slowing down older phones to preserve older batteries. 

This stems from Apple’s 2017 admission that it was slowing down phone performance in older models to avoid unexpected shutdowns related to battery fatigue.

This led to Apple offering discounted battery replacements at 29 dollars, but many claimed they already spent hundreds of dollars to buy new phones because. If they had known they could just buy new batteries, they might not have bought new phones, some consumers said.

IPhone users in the class-action lawsuit will get up to 3,500 dollars each. Owners of iPhone 6, 6S, 7 and SE models who meet eligibility requirements must file claims to get the award.

A federal judge in San Jose, California, still needs to approve the settlement.

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