Update 7/14:The site to claim your $25 is now live.
According to the report, the settlement “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.” That means if you ever owned an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus or SE you’re eligible for a payout.
The court launched a website in mid-July to claim your $25. iPhone users can enter a claim for each affected phone they have but need to file individual claims for each model.
Apple blamed unexpected shutdowns due to aging batteries for the slowdowns and subsequently issued a replacement program for batteries. It also lowered the replacement cost from $79 to $29 once the program ended. It’s unclear whether anyone who took advantage of the battery replacement program is still eligible for the payment.
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Michael Simon has been covering Apple since the iPod was the iWalk. His obsession with technology goes back to his first PC—the IBM Thinkpad with the lift-up keyboard for swapping out the drive. He's still waiting for that to come back in style tbh.