If you have an older iPhone such as an iPhone 6 or 6S, you may be entitled to a class action settlement.

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Do you still have your original iPhone SE or an iPhone 6, 6S, 7 or one of the Plus models? If you live in the U.S., you may be able to get back up to $ 25 from Apple as part of a class action lawsuit.

In 2017 Apple announced that it is slowing iPhones as they age to conserve battery life. This news didn't go well with many people who didn't know the company iOS Software did this automatically. As a result, Apple apologized This made it easier to monitor the battery status and at times also lowered the prices for changing the battery.

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It still hasn't stopped the lawsuits, and the iPhone maker agreed in March Pay up to $ 500 million to settle a class action lawsuit filed against them, although it also denied any wrongdoing in the case. Now, users can file their share claims on a website set up by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

According to the website, those looking for a file must or were "an American owner of an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, and / or SE device running iOS 10.2.1 or later" or an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus owner who "ran iOS 11.2 or later before December 21, 2017".

Filers must also "have decreased performance on their devices".

Anyone wishing to file a claim that could be worth approximately $ 25 per device, although the exact number depends on the number of claims submitted, must do so before October 6, 2020.

While forms can be sent online or via email, you need your iPhone's serial number to submit them. This can be a challenge if you've sold, exchanged, or updated your older iPhone by now. A search tool is available to help you find serial numbers using your Apple ID email address.


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