Wondering how to join the iPhone lawsuit? You aren’t alone. As news of Apple agreeing to pay $500 million to those affected by slow iPhones broke, many iPhone users began to search for instructions on how they could join the Apple lawsuit and get a link to the settlement claim form. Here’s what you need to know about getting your Apple reimbursement.
How to join the iPhone lawsuit
As mentioned in the introduction, Apple has agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle a lawsuit over slowing down iPhones. Phones that updated to 10.2.1 (or 11.2 if an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus) were found to be suffering performance issues, as reported by Geekbench.com. It appeared that updating the phone, an action encouraged by Apple, resulted in a worse experience.
According to Reuters, court papers showed that Apple “denied wrongdoing and settled the nationwide case to avoid the burdens and costs of litigation.”
Regardless, Apple is still going to have to pay up, and iPhone owners are naturally eager to take that cash from the multi-billion dollar company.
If you own or have owned an iPhone 6, 6S, 6 Plus, 6S Plus, 7, 7 Plus, or SE that updated to iOS 10.2.1 or above, you may be entitled to some money. US owners of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus running iOS 11.2 or above are also covered.
How much money will I get from the iPhone lawsuit?
If you fill and submit a settlement claim form, it’s expected that you will receive $25, depending on how many iPhone owners are deemed eligible.
At the time of writing, Apple hasn’t yet provided a way for iPhone owners to submit a claim. Rest assured that we’ll update this article with any developments, as they happen.
For now, sit back and know that the little guy is about to get some money for suffering through battery problems.