Artificially Slowing Older Kit Does Have Consequences … This Time
Apple will be handing over between $310-$500 million to customers in the US who found their older iThangs mysteriously slowing down around about the same time new devices were released to the market. If you are a US citizen and were running an iPhone 6 or 7 of any flavour with iOS 10.2.1 and up or an iPhone 7 and 7 Plus that ran iOS 11.2 or later before Dec. 21, 2017 you can get up to $25 back from Cupertino.
The amount people will receive depends on the number of claims made, so keep an eye out for news on how to claim a part of this settlement. While Apple is maintaining they did absolutely nothing wrong one can hope this settlement will at least improve the companies communications to customers; if perhaps not Apple’s customs.
The preliminary proposed class-action settlement was disclosed on Friday night and requires approval by U.S. District Judge Edward Davila in San Jose, California. It calls for Apple to pay consumers $25 per iPhone, which may be adjusted up or down depending on how many iPhones are eligible, with a minimum total payout of $310 million.