Since the advent of the first-generation iPhone in 2007, Apple has suffered from many iPhone gates. Some of the most prominent among the bunch are Antennagate, Bendgate, and Batterygate. As you might know, back in 2017 Apple slowed down many different iPhone models in order to enhance the battery longevity. This decision was made without informing users.
This time around Apple is finally settling down the lawsuit from 2017, and the California based tech giant has agreed to pay a maximum of $500 million as part of the settlement.
As the title says, in this article, I have shared details on how you can claim $25 from Apple if you owned one of the covered iPhones before December 21st, 2017.
Apple’s Battery Slowdown Settlement: Covered iPhones
In order to claim $25 from Apple, you should have owned or used any of the below-mentioned iPhones running on these iOS versions.
- iPhone 6 (iOS 10.2.1 or later)
- iPhone 6s (iOS 10.2.1 or later)
- iPhone 6s Plus (iOS 10.2.1 or later)
- iPhone SE (iOS 10.2.1 or later)
- iPhone 7 (iOS 11.2 or later)
- iPhone 7 Plus (iOS 11.2 or later)
How To Claim $25 From Apple Right Now?
After confirming your iPhone model you will be able to claim a cash payment of approximately $25 per eligible device. Before starting the claiming process you should have access to the serial number of your iPhone. Lastly, all claims should be filed before October 6, 2020.
In order to make a claim, you can either submit a claim form online or share the details of the eligible iPhone model via email.
It is worth noting that, depending on the number of claims Apple can either reduce or increase the $25 amount. Additionally, there’s still a final fairness hearing on 4th December 2020. Soon after this hearing users will receive the claimed amount.
In 2017 Apple apologized and accepted that it relied on software updates to slow down certain iPhones. Initially, the reports suggested that the company did this to force users to upgrade newer iPhones. Later, Apple stated that it did so enhance the health of the Battery. Later the company also offered a battery replacement program to its customers for $79. To further enhance the service Apple reduced the price of this program to $29.
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