iPhone owners who were participants in a class action lawsuit against Apple, claiming that the company intentionally reduced the speed of their older iPhones to encourage them to upgrade to the latest model, are finally on the verge of receiving their compensation. Recently, a judge has given the green light for the payment process to proceed, as stated in a report from SiliconValley.com last week.

The settlement obtained preliminary approval in March 2020. Although the opportunity to be included in the settlement has since expired, approximately 3 million claims were submitted, according to information from SiliconValley.com. These individuals are now anticipating the arrival of their $65 checks, over three years after the initial settlement.

The distribution of payments faced delays due to objections raised by two iPhone owners who disagreed with certain aspects of the settlement. However, these objectors have now lost their appeal in the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, as detailed in the report.


Apple encountered this lawsuit after confessing in 2017 that its iOS software intentionally slowed down the performance of older iPhones. During that period, the technology giant issued an apology, updated its software, and also offered replacement batteries.