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  • Apple has settled a Canadian class action lawsuit over “Batterygate,” the practice of intentionally slowing down older iPhones.
  • Affected Canadian iPhone owners can now submit claims for compensation up to $150 CAD.
  • The deadline to file a claim is September 2, 2024.

Apple has agreed to pay Canadian iPhone users to settle a class action lawsuit concerning performance slowdowns. The lawsuit alleged that Apple secretly reduced the performance of older iPhone models, a controversy that became known as “Batterygate.” First reported by MacRumors, Canadian residents who owned affected devices are now eligible to submit a claim for compensation.

Apple will disburse $14.4 million CAD (~$10.6 million) as part of the settlement, which was court-approved on March 4, 2024. Eligible iPhone owners have until September 2, 2024, to file a claim. Individual payouts will range from $17.50 to $150 CAD, depending on the total number of valid claims submitted.