The news broke on March 2, 2020 that Apple has agreed to pay in the neighborhood of $500 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of iPhone owners. Although as part of the settlement Apple denies any wrongdoing, at issue was its potential "throttling" of older iPhones as it released newer models and iOS updates.
The proposed settlement will pay owners of 6, 6s, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus or SE iPhones somewhere around $25 per device, provided iOS versions were installed on those devices prior to certain dates. Although the judge assigned to the case has not yet approved the settlement it seems likely that he will do so, given that both plaintiff attorneys and Apple have agreed.
And even though $25 might not sound like much on an individual scale, the money will be substantial for companies who are fielding large numbers of the covered devices, which includes many of our clients. Once the details are finalized and a claim process put in place, Wireless Watchdogs will be standing by to assist any of our clients who need help in filing the claims.
We'll have more details as they become available.