Here's how to get your part of the $500 million 'Batterygate' lawsuit

Apple pays a huge $500 million to settle class action lawsuit over 'Batterygate', where it fudged performance on older iPhones.

@anthony256
Published Tue, Jul 14 2020 10:33 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:42 AM CST

Apple is coughing up a hefty $500 million to settle a class action lawsuit over Batterygate, which if you didn't know about already, saw the company throttling performance on previous-gen iPhones to improve battery health.

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Where it all started: Back in late 2017, the company began intentionally slowing down their iPhones and explained it was about not degrading the battery inside of consumers' iPhones. Apple then offered cheap $29 battery replacements, and then added in a feature to let users check their battery health in real-time with iOS 11.3.

Back then the apology was pathetic, but then earlier this year Apple agreed to settle the class action lawsuit for $500 million. Affected customers would get $25 per iPhone, and now there's a website that lets all affected iPhone users submit a claim to get their $25 payment from Apple.

The website reads: "If you are or were a U.S. owner of an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, and/or SE device that ran iOS 10.2.1 or later before December 21, 2017, and/or a U.S. owner of an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus device that ran iOS 11.2 or later before December 21, 2017, you could be entitled to benefits under a class action settlement".

You can get your $25 in the Batterygate class action lawsuit from Apple for your affected iPhone here.

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