Apple Ordered to Pay iPhone Users for Intentionally Slowing Down Old Phones

If you've ever been convinced that Apple Software Updates were designed to slow down your present phone - so you would have to buy a new one.

You were right

And now Apple may owe you money

From KTLA:

IPhone owners could get $25 from Apple after the company agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle claims over intentionally slowing down older phones to preserve older batteries.

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.

That admission led to Apple offering discounted battery replacements at $29, but many people claimed they had already spent hundreds of dollars to buy new phones because Apple didn't reveal the cause of the problem. If they had known they could just buy new batteries, they might not have bought new phones, some consumers in the case said.

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