Apple decided to put an end to the scandal of “Batterygate”, which extends from the end of 2017. In Cupertino guilt was never officially recognized, but decided to voluntarily compensate for damage to the owners of old iPhone models. It allocated the sum of $310-500 million, on the basis that $25 will get anyone who will apply, and if then something remains, there will be a bonus.
It all began in the fall of 2017, when, after the presentation of the new models, owners of older iPhone suddenly found a noticeable drop in performance of their smartphones. As it was, in fact, the flagships of last year, with great hardware, there is a theory about deliberate and secretive downgrade old models in favor of new ones. The goal is to quietly encourage users to buy new and expensive iPhone.
In December 2017 John Poole, a researcher from GeekBench, provided evidence in the form of test results, which confirmed the reduction of processing speed at the “old” iPhone. Apple was followed by a statement that any manipulation the company has not taken, just added a protective mechanism that reduces the load, if the device is installed old battery. All in the interests of users, but they do not announced, which led to hundreds of collective complaints.
In the end, Apple has added a battery status indicator, has lowered the price on replacement batteries for $50, and now pays compensation. Getting her to those who till 21 Dec 2017 used iPhone 6/6 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus / SE 10.2.1 with iOS and the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus with iOS 11.2.
Applications for compensation will be accepted until October 6, 2020