Apple always denied slowing down older iPhones and attributed the problems mainly to temperature changes, high usage and other issues, and said its engineers worked quickly and successfully to address them.
But it seems rather keen to make the case go away. Jobs’ Mob have paid more than $500 million to settle litigation accusing it of quietly slowing down older iPhones.
The preliminary proposed class-action settlement was disclosed on Friday night and requires approval by US District Judge Edward Davila in San Jose, California.
It requires 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 is still denying that it did anything wrong and settled the nationwide case to avoid the burdens and costs of litigation.
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 21 December 2017.
Despite the fact that Apple owes many of its customers $25, there appears to be a marked reluctance on behalf of the Tame Apple Press to report the news, despite it being announced on the news wires.