If you own an iPhone, you might be eligible for $25 "throttling" lawsuit settlement

In 2017 Apple acknowledged it had been throttling iPhones with degraded batteries. This resulted in a class-action lawsuit and a $500 million settlement. Lifehacker has a guide on how you can collect a cash payment of $25 per eligible iOS device.

You’ll qualify for this settlement if you own(ed) one of the following iPhones before December 21, 2017:

An iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus or SE that ran iOS 10.2.1 or later

An iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus that ran iOS 11.2 or later

I just checked and found that all four members of my family have eligible iPhones, and I submitted claims for all of them. Thanks for the $100, Lifehacker!

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