Since I decided to join the smart phone generation, I've only had an iPhone. I've always been told that Apple products were better, etc. While I do love my iPhone, Apple is in a bit of trouble for intentionally slowing down their phones.

We all pretty much knew this was happening. My iPhone would work great, I'd take awesome care of it and then months down the road it would be as slow as ever. What's worse is, they tried to say that slowing down the iPhone would help improve the battery life...BUT, my battery lasted about a year and a half before I got my first notification that it would only charge up to 75% capacity. I felt like I couldn't browse the internet for more than an hour before I'd need to fully charge my phone.

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I guess I'm not the only one who has had these issues. There's a class-action lawsuit settlement from Apple where you can get $25 when you report your claim online. They've been sued for $500 million.

Not everyone qualifies though. Here are the payout requirements;

  • You must have lived in the U.S. and owned your phone before December 21, 2017.
  • The phone needs to have been either an iPhone 6, 6 PLUS, 6s Plus or SE OR an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus.
  • You need the serial number of the phone when you make your claim online (find your serial number by going to Settings>General>About...or, you can check the bar code on your device's original package. It's also on the original receipt or invoice).
  • You have to submit your claim by October 6, 2020 via online or by mail.

You get $25 per phone...so if you've got a family plan, you could be getting back some serious cash.