About 3 million iPhone users are about to receive a payout from the recent $500 million settlement against Apple. This settlement results from a judge rejecting the large tech company’s appeal against the 2017 class action suit. Payouts of up to $90 will go to affected class members who filed claims in 2020.
The class action against the large tech giant stems from users being affected by software throttling. “Software throttling” reflects how Apple software updates for its earlier iPhone models purposefully slowed down performance. Apple claims this was not to deceive customers into buying newer models, but to prolong the life span of those pre-2018 models. The settlement will be paid out to users who purchased models 6,6S, 6S Plus, SE, 7, and 7 Plus.