CUPERTINO, CA –
Apple’s $500 million settlement may pay users $25 for slowing down devices.
In 2017, the tech company admitted to slowing down some devices. Following the admission, they began to offer a discounted battery replacement ($29) but users had already spent hundreds on new devices. As a result, the lawsuits against Apple began piling up.
Although Apple claims no wrongdoing in the case, they still have agreed to settle on the issue. The slower speeds were the results of new updates. Unfortunately, some of the older devices couldn’t support the updates and their phones experienced slower functionality. As noted by our Italian friends at the AGCM, updates were offered with no “effective way to recover the full functionality of their devices.”
According to Market Watch, Apple will pay up to $500 million in the settlement. This includes $93 million to consumers’ lawyers. The settlement still needs to be approved by a San Jose (CA) judge. iPhone users named in the lawsuits will receive up to $3,500 each.
Also, owners of iPhone 6, 6s, 7, and SE models may file for claims. If claims pile up, the $25 pay out may shrink.