Two years ago Patently Apple posted a legal report about iPhone throttling titled "Four new Class Actions have been filed against Apple Raising the Official total to 44 with another 5 Foreign Filings Pending," which provided a full list of the class action lawsuits filed against Apple up until that time.
Today we're learning that Apple has agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle litigation accusing it of quietly slowing down older iPhones as it launched new models, to induce owners to buy replacement phones or batteries.
The preliminary proposed class-action settlement was disclosed on Friday night and requires approval by U.S. District Judge Edward Davila in San Jose, California.
It calls for Apple to pay consumers $25 per iPhone, which may be adjusted up or down depending on how many iPhones are eligible, with a minimum total payout of $310 million.
Apple denied wrongdoing and settled the nationwide case to avoid the burdens and costs of litigation, court papers show.
Friday’s settlement covers U.S. owners of the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7Plus or SE that ran the iOS 10.2.1 or later operating system. It also covers U.S. owners of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus that ran iOS 11.2 or later before Dec. 21, 2017. For more read the full Reuters report.
On February 7th, Patently Apple posted a report on the same issue titled "France's Directorate General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Prevention Fines Apple €25 Million.