You know how it seemed your iPhone slows down after a few years?  Back in 2017, Apple admitted that was ON PURPOSE . . . but they said it was to improve your battery life, not to push you to upgrade your phone.

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Well . . . they got sued.  And they wound up settling the class-action lawsuit for $500 million.  That works out to roughly $25 for every iPhone they throttled.

So go through your records and see if you owned any of these phones before December of 2017:  iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S Plus, or SE . . . or iPhone 7 or 7 Plus.

As long as you have the serial number of the phone, you can go to SmartPhonePerformanceSettlement.com and claim your piece of the payout.

Wondering when you might see your check? According to an FAQ on the website, there’s a final hearing scheduled for December 4th where a judge hoepfully will sign off on the settlement. If that happens and there is no subsequent appeal, settlement benefits will be distributed “promptly.”

Apple apologized for its handling of the iPhone slowdown drama in late 2017. The company’s lack of transparency around its decision to reduce performance of older iPhones with aging batteries was at the heart of the controversy. To make up for the “misunderstanding,” Apple offered battery replacements at a reduced cost and gave customers a way to disable battery management — at the risk of unexpected shutdowns.

(Lifehacker)