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iPhone 5S. (Credit: CBS News)
iPhone 5S. (Credit: CBS News)

Deadline nears to submit claims in Apple’s $500M iPhone slowdown settlement

Millions of iPhone owners have mere days left to submit claims in a $500 million settlement.

It stems from a years-long legal battle in which Apple admitted to using software updates to purposely slow down iPhones.

Apple claims it was to protect phones with older batteries. Many owners believe it was done to push them to buy newer models.

Anyone who owned a covered iPhone before Dec. 21, 2017 and experienced a slowdown is entitled to up to $25.

The covered iPhones and operating systems in the settlement are:

iPhone 6 (iOS 10.2.1 or later)
iPhone 6s (iOS 10.2.1 or later)
iPhone 6s Plus (iOS 10.2.1 or later)
iPhone SE (iOS 10.2.1 or later)
iPhone 7 (iOS 11.2 or later)
iPhone 7 Plus (iOS 11.2 or later)

Claims can be filed online by the Oct. 6 deadline.

You are limited to one cash payment per device. If you owned more than one device, a separate claim must be submitted for each one.

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