How to submit your claim in Apple’s $500M iPhone slowdown settlement

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CHICAGO (News Nation/AP/KRON) — Millions of iPhone owners can now submit claims for part of a $500 million settlement.

Apple and lawyers representing iPhone consumers agreed to a deal stemming from Apple’s 2017 admission that it was slowing down phone performance in older models to avoid unexpected shutdowns related to battery fatigue.

Apple did not admit wrongdoing. As part of the settlement, the company agreed to pay up to $500 million, including about $93 million to lawyers representing consumers.

Individuals are entitled up to $25 per affected device if they owned an iPhone covered in the settlement before Dec. 21, 2017 and experienced a slowdown:

  • iPhone 6 (iOS 10.2.1 or later)
  • iPhone 6s (iOS 10.2.1 or later)
  • iPhone 6s Plus (iOS 10.2.1 or later)
  • iPhone SE (iOS 10.2.1 or later)
  • iPhone 7 (iOS 11.2 or later)
  • iPhone 7 Plus (iOS 11.2 or later)

Claims can be filed online by the Oct. 6 deadline.

Claimants are limited to one cash payment per device. Those who owned more than one affected device must submit a separate claim for each device.

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