Apple Agrees To Pay iPhone 4S Owners With Poor iOS 9 Performance $15 Each
Apple has settled a long-running class-action lawsuit that claimed it made iPhone 4S devices slower on purpose. The accusations flew after people installed iOS 9 and Apple has now agreed to pay members of the suit $15 each.
The original complaint accused Apple of making the iPhone 4S slower after they installed iOS 9 despite the release notes claiming that it would actually do the opposite — make things feel faster.
Plaintiffs collectively filed the operative Complaint in this action alleging that the Class was harmed when consumers downloaded iOS 9 onto their iPhone 4S devices after being exposed to Apple’s allegedly false description of the new operating system. Plaintiffs contend that Apple misrepresented that iOS 9 was compatible with the iPhone 4S and would improve or “enhance performance” for its customers that downloaded the software update. Instead, Plaintiffs contend, iOS 9 significantly slowed down the performance of their iPhone 4S devices.
Apple has set aside $20 million to compensate iPhone 4S owners in New York and New Jersey, with people needing to submit a declaration, under the penalty of perjury, that they had an iPhone 4S that suffered from decreased performance. People will get $15 in return.
A new website will be created for the purposes of handling the claims, with people needing to hand over their name and address details as well as their iPhone 4S serial number if they have it. It doesn’t appear that a serial number will be required in order to make a claim, though.