24 August 2020
After a long legal battle over the battery slowdown class-action lawsuit, Apple agreed to pay $500 million in the settlement earlier this year. This is the total amount that will be distributed among all those users who faced the issue and also want to be a part of the lawsuit. Now, Apple has finally started the process for those users to file their claims and get their share of the settlement.
Before you get any more excited, there are two important things to keep in mind. The maximum share that you will get is $25 and once you claim it, you will give up your right to sue Apple on this particular case in an individual capacity. And yes, if the overall settlement amount ends up crossing the $500 million mark, the actual individual payout is likely to go down.
The lawsuit amount can be claimed by anyone as long as you owned one of these devices:
- iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus or iPhone SE running iOS 10.2.1 or later before December 21, 2017
- iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus running iOS 11.2 or later before December 21, 2017
The claim can be filed by visiting a website dedicated to the settlement case. A user will need to submit his device's serial number to get started. There is also a search tool for those who do not know the serial number. They will need to provide their Apple ID, iPhone model, and address details to start the searching process.
For the uninitiated ones, Apple was sued on the grounds of pushing out a software update that deteriorated the device's battery life.