Apple Agrees to Pay $500 Million to Settle Class Action Over Slow iPhones

Apple announced the settlement of a class action in which it has agreed to pay up to $500 million to iPhone users accusing the tech company of releasing software updates that slowed down the performance of some smartphones. The settlement will give class members $25 each for their phones. If the payouts, attorney fees and expenses don’t add up to at least $310 million, class members will receive up to $500 apiece until that minimum settlement amount is reached.

The class action alleged that an Apple software update released around the same time as a new version of an iPhone negatively affected the battery life of older models, forcing some customers to spend hundreds of dollars on a new phone.

The case is In re: Apple Inc. Device Performance Litigation, case number 5:18-md-02827, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.


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Steve Larson
An experienced trial lawyer who handles both hourly and contingent fee cases, Steve has expertise in class actions, antitrust litigation, securities litigation, corporate disputes, intellectual property disputes, unfair competition claims, and disputes involving family wealth. Steve regularly represents individuals and businesses in federal and state court and has obtained class-wide recovery in multiple class actions. A veteran practitioner, Steve's clients value his creative approach to resolving complex litigation matters.

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