Apple Ordered to Pay $500 Million in Lawsuit For Allegedly Slowing Down Older iPhones

Apple Ordered to Pay $500 Million in Lawsuit For Allegedly Slowing Down Older iPhones

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Many believe that when Apple released a new model of the iPhone, they somehow make the older models slow down, making you feel the need to go get an updated model. Apple was recently taken to court over the allegations and made a settlement agreement requiring the company to pay owners of certain iPhone models $25 per impacted device, totaling a minimum of $310 million and a max of $500 million.

The amount each user receives could reportedly increase or decrease depending on how many people file claims and any additional legal fees and expenses approved by the court, the document says.

Back in December 2017, Apple admitted that it used software updates to slow down older iPhones, shortly after customers and tech analysts complained that the updates were negatively impacting the performance of their phones.

As of now, customers can file settlement claims if they owned a iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 7, 7S Plus or SE device bought before December 21, 2017.

Source: The Shaderoom

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