Apple agrees to pay $500 million to settle “iPhone speed-down” lawsuit

According to Reuters, Apple has agreed to pay $500 million to settle the “iPhone speed-down” lawsuit. Apple denies any wrongdoing, but doesn’t want to go ahead with the lawsuit. Each affected iPhone receives a settlement of about $25. IPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone SE running iOS 10.2.1 will be compensated.

The lawsuit argues that the policy change in the iOS version has led customers to think that their phones should be phased out and need to be replaced or new phones to be purchased. Apple says the iPhone is slowing down to prevent it from looking and looking, after all, the phone’s batteries are aging and can’t maintain the device’s peak performance. Apple pushed the iOS 10.2.1 update in February 2017, but didn’t tell customers about the speed-down feature.

In December 2017, Apple officially apologized and promised to make changes. In 2018, Apple reduced the cost of replacing the iPhone, added a health query feature to its iOS battery settings and provided a disabled despeed feature, but prompted that the iPhone might turn off unexpectedly.