Apple has recently been named in a class action lawsuit from Apple throttling iphones in order to save battery life, keep phone components safe and avoid unexpected shutdowns.
Remind me what happened?
The lawsuit from December 2017 accused Apple of throttling the workings of some older iPhone models to prevent the devices from unexpectedly shutting down.
- Plaintiffs claimed that a feature implemented for versions of iPhone 6, iPhone 7 and SE devices using iOS 11.2, decreased the operation of some of those devices
- Apple admitted to slowing down the iPhone 6, 6S, 7 and SE when the batteries are either old, cold or have a low charge to avoid sudden power downs.
- Some sources reported that Apple managed battery life to force users to upgrade to the latest iPhone models, but, Apple attested the throttling was to protect components (surely you remember the Samsung exploders?)
Whats in it for me and my business?
A max of $25 bucks for each eligible device up to an Apple total payout of $500 million (more devices divided by $500 million equals less payout per device).
If you satisfy these requirements, you will receive a cash payment for each valid Claim Form you submit, based on the calculation explained in the Settlement Agreement.
- You are or were a United States owner of an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, and/or SE device that ran iOS 10.2.1 or later
- or iPhone 7 and 7 Plus devices, that ran iOS 11.2 or later
- Devices purchased before December 21, 2017
What do i need to do?
If you are a Bill Police customer, no action is required: we will handle this transaction for you. If you are not, here’s what to do:
- Go to this claim site
- Complete a valid Claim Form with name, mailing address, and an eligible iPhone serial number for an eligible device.
- You also must declare that you
- (1) are or were a United States owner of an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, and/or SE device
- (2) that ran iOS 10.2.1 or later or, in the case of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus devices, that ran iOS 11.2 or later before December 21, 2017, and
- (3) you experienced diminished performance on your device(s). If you have multiple eligible devices, you must submit a separate Claim Form for each device. (this is the kicker for businesses: each claim requires a separate claim per device — ouch!
What is my deadline?
The Claim Form must be received by October 6, 2020.
If your Claim Form is not RECEIVED BY the deadline, your Claim will be rejected, and you will be deemed to have waived all rights to receive any cash benefit under this settlement.
What else should i know?
- The Court will hold a Final Hearing on December 4, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. PST, to decide whether to approve the settlement.
- If the Judge approves the settlement, there may be appeals. The appeal process can take time, perhaps more than a year. If there is no appeal, your settlement benefit will be processed promptly. Says the site: “Please be patient.” 🙂
- Additional FAQs here
What if i dont do anything?
If you do nothing, you will be a Settlement Class Member. You will not receive a benefit from the settlement unless you file a valid Claim Form on time.
Let us know if you want to become a Bill Police Customer so we can take care of this for you because we are …STILL Protecting your Wireless Rights…..