This clears the way for millions in payments to be distributed to affected owners of covered first-generation iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 7, 7 Plus or iPhone SE devices. Under the terms of the settlement, Apple would have to pay a minimum of $310 million and up to $500 million, depending on how many people filed claims.
The bad news is that if you owned one of the affected phones and just found out about this, the deadline to file a claim is due in October 2020. However, according to the lawyers, based on the number of people who filed, Yes If you are one of the approximately 3 million people who applied and were approved, then you can expect a payment of around $65. More details are listed on a website about the deal.
The class action settlement was for slowing down Apple devices once iOS detected that their batteries had degraded. Apple said this would prevent phones from shutting down spontaneously if the battery can’t supply the necessary current. However, it hadn’t mentioned the change that was pushed in an iOS 10 software update until users became aware of it, confirming what some consider to be “planned obsolescence” that pushed users to buy new phones unnecessarily, even when Apple said it was made to do it. devices perform better as they age.