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Apple paying former iPhone users in class-action lawsuit related to battery fatigue

Amid controversy, lawsuits, Apple announces new battery policy for iPhone users
Posted at 5:48 AM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 05:48:56-04

Apple is paying former iPhone users after a class action lawsuit.

The suit claims Apple would throttle iPhones with older batteries and have agreed to pay a maximum of $500 million, which comes out to about $25 per device for consumers.

If you've owned an iPhone 6 or 7, you may be eligible.

The company admitted in 2017 it was slowing down phone performance in older models to avoid unexpected shutdowns related to battery fatigue. However, Apple did not admit wrongdoing.

The United States District Court for the Northern District of California is set to approve the settlement during a final hearing on December 4, 2020.

For more information and to submit a claim, click here.