- Apple agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over “batterygate,” which involved older iPhone models having their performance throttled to improve battery health.
- The announcement came in March, and the website for the settlement went online this week.
- If you want your $25 from the lawsuit, you need to fill out a claim form by October 6th, 2020.
The iPhone has been the focus of several controversies over the years, some of which were overblown, but one that was especially pervasive was Batterygate. Several years ago, Apple quietly began throttling the performance of older iPhone models based on the battery’s health to prevent unexpected shutdowns and other issues. After getting caught, Apple apologized, offered cheap battery replacements, and added a feature in iOS 11.3 that let iPhone owners track battery health in real-time, but the damage had been done, and lawsuits had been filed.
Earlier this year, Apple agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle the case (which itself was a combination of multiple class-action suits), but would not admit to wrongdoing. Consumers would receive $25 per affected iPhone, although the number could vary depending on the number of claims submitted. Months later, a website has been established that all affected iPhone owners can use to submit a claim form for their payout from Apple.
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