Apple has agreed to pay $500 million in settlement, following a lawsuit accusing the company of intentionally slowing down the performance of older phones in order to encourage customers to buy new phones or fresh batteries.
In December 2017, Apple admitted that their iOS software was altered to slow the performance of older iPhones whose battery life was deteriorating to prevent handsets from spontaneously shutting down. But critics accused Apple of intentionally forcing users to buy new phones or fresh batteries.
A federal judge in California, Judge Edward Davila presiding over the group of lawsuits is expected to approve the proposed settlement at a hearing in early April, according to a court filing on Friday.
Apple iPhone owners could get $25 after the company agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle claims.
Consumers who were named in the lawsuit will receive $1,500 or $3,500, and around $93 million will go toward attorneys plus another $1.5 million or so for out-of-pocket expenses, legal documents indicated.
People who have the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7Plus or SE running on iOS 10.2.1 are eligible for the settlement. Also eligible are owners of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus that ran iOS 11.2, or a later version before the 21st of December, 2017.