iPhone Battery Lawsuit: iPhones Eligible for Compensation

Apple lost the bid to block the $2 billion UK action class lawsuit which accuses the tech giant of knowingly installing defective batteries in several iPhone models. Justin Gutmann, a UK resident, on behalf of 25 million iPhone owners filed a lawsuit against Apple for adding defective, unfit batteries in three successive generations of older iPhones. The lawsuit was filed last year, and in November 2023, London’s Competition Appeal Tribunal denied Apple’s request to turn down the legal action.

iPhone Battery “Throttling” Allegations

iPhone Battery Lawsuit: iPhones Eligible for Compensation

In 2022, Justin Gutmann filed a lawsuit against Apple that claims batteries installed in iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, SE, 7, and 7 Plus couldn’t keep up with the demands of the devices’s operating system and processor. The lawsuit alleges Apple also pushed automatic iOS updates bundling a “power management tool” that slowed down or throttled the processor, resulting in a slow performance. As a result, many owners either had to go for expensive iPhone battery replacement or upgrade to a new iPhone model.

In May 2023, Apple tried to block the lawsuit and called all the allegations baseless. Also, except for some units of the iPhone 6s models, Apple completely denied claims that its batteries had any issues. The giant said that it would never do anything to intentionally shorten the lifespan of any of its Apple products or degrade the user experience.

Despite all the attempts and explanations, Apple couldn’t block the UK iPhone battery lawsuit. It’s worth knowing that Apple has often been in the news for “throttling” allegations and faced multiple similar “batterygate” lawsuits in the US. Also, France bashed the Cupertino tech giant with a $27 million fine over battery throttling issues in 2020.

iPhones Eligible for Compensation in Apple Battery Lawsuit

The UK iPhone battery lawsuit includes iPhones that were launched between 2014 and 2016. The list includes seven models, ranging from that time’s Apple flagship to the 1st generation of Apple’s most affordable iPhone SE model. Let’s have a look at the iPhone models eligible for Apple’s Battery Lawsuit compensation.

  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st generation)

If you own any of these iPhone models, you need not register anywhere to join the case in order to receive the compensation. Rather, you’ll be invited to claim any damages which you may receive at a later date.

The original “batterygate” saga broke in 2017 in the US that alleges Apple intentionally slowed down older iPhones, including iPhone 6, 7, and SE models. Until earlier this year, the lawsuit hadn’t been resolved. However, in mid-2023, Apple had no option but to settle the lawsuit. As a settlement, Apple agreed to pay $500 million and the payments started going out in August 2023. In addition, the company settled for over a $100 million fine for a separate lawsuit in Arizona.

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  • Vikram Jain says:

    Hi there. Can you please help also around What is the process to claim or replace from apple. I have an apple iPhone 7 Plus model. How do I go about getting a refund or replacement in India

  • Thapelo says:

    I bought iPhone s6, I never enjoyed my phone due to battery,that dies time to time.Am in South Africa I hope compensation will reach me too.

  • Sudhir Sharma says:

    Hi there
    I have used iPhone 6 and due to it’s slowing down, since I did not have any other recourse. I went and bought a new iPhone , iPhone 10As I do like the product.
    Please guide and give details as to how to get the claim for my iPhone 6 slowdown and for being pushed to buy the new iPhone 10,
    I live in India

  • Kathiravan says:

    What and where we will get compensation. Mine is iPhone SE

  • Maniru islam says:

    My battery dead expire

  • Lav deep says:

    Hi there. Can you please help also around What is the process to claim this money from apple. I have an apple iPhone SE first gen model. How do I go about getting a refund.

  • Borno Larfa says:

    I noticed that too since I bought it on contract and at one point the battery just started acting up in a weird way to up till today I have been wondering what happened with my iPhone 7. Now I can’t use it more due to the battery issues. Thank you for the insight. Looking forward to the compensation, hopefully it will reach me here in South Africa.

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