Free $25 If You Used To Own An iPhone 6 or 7

A class action settlement over iPhone device performance is expected to pay out $25 per person who registers. The case in United States District Court for the Northern District of California will cause Apple to pay out between $310 million and $500 million depending on how many people register for the settlement.

  • a United States owner before December 21, 2017
  • iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, and/or SE device
  • 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

If you feel you experienced diminished performance on one of these devices then you’re eligible for the settlement. Claims must be submitted by October 6, 2020.

(HT: Troy)

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  1. Don’t count on the full $25 – the reimbursement pool is capped at $500 million which would allow 20 million payments but many more qualifying devices were sold so don’t be shocked when the actual amount is less.

    Doesn’t help me at all. I have had 4 IPhones for my family for years but we went from IPhone 5 generation devices to IPhone 8 generation to IPhone 10/11 (where we are now obviously). The IPhone 7 generation devices didn’t justify (at least for me) an upgrade and I’m glad we waited for the IPhone 8 (8, 8s and 8 Max). Now I’m really glad we didn’t bite on IPhone 7s

  2. Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t it $25 per person per device? I had 3 qualifying devices so I believe that would qualify me for 3 payment, correct?

  3. I still use my iPhone 6 and do have issues, but not able to upgrade yet. Nice to see it’s been recognized that these had performance problems! And get a chunk of change:) for my frustrations. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Serial number is going to be a big issue for me, too.
    My iPhone 6+ was shredded about a year ago (along with some old hard drives), and I closed my Verizon Wireless account about 3 months ago. I can log into closed accounts, but it won’t show me any device information.
    I’ll try to submit a claim regardless – only out the stamp and the few minutes it takes me to complete the form.

  5. It’s not finding the serial number for either of my iPhone 7’s, and I’m entering them straight from the original packaging *sigh* (and yes I’ve tried every permutation of O or 0 and 1 or I, etc.)

  6. @Craig :
    You do not have to know your serial numbers, only the appleID you used for the phones and which model phone it was for each serial number. The online application will lookup your eligible serial numbers from your appleID. So long as you know the appleID you were using at the time it will lookup your serial numbers for you. If you owned more than one eligible device it will tell you how many eligible devices you owned and it will start the claim form for the first serial number, you fill that out (you need to select which model of phone that serial number is/was), then start a new claim and lookup eligible serial numbers again and it will fill out the form with the next serial number for you. I just did this. It was surprisingly easy.

  7. My wife has a 7. Put i. Serial number and not recognized. I had 2 6S ams a 6 Plus none found. The website is definitely not working

  8. @Marriott Marty – Same, sort of… found my 6, but not finding the serial no. of my 7 with either look-up tool.

  9. Is there an easy way to look up serial numbers of old phones that we no longer have in posesssion?

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