I have owned an iPhone ever since the iPhone 3 has been out, and it's about to pay off... literally! If you have ever noticed when a new iPhone comes out your old one tends to slow down, Apple admitted that was ON PURPOSE! It dates back all the way to 2017!
Well, Apple got sued because of the phone slow down and draining the battery, according toLifehacker. Apple said it was to try to improve battery life, not just to push you to upgrade. Yeah, okay!
Turns out Apple wound up settling the class-action lawsuit for $500 million. That works out to roughly $25 for every iPhone.
All you have to do to claim your $25 is go through your records to see if you or your family members owned any of these before December of 2017: iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S Plus, or SE, or iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. You can do this by logging into your Apple ID account.
As long as you have the serial number of the phone, you can go to and claim your piece of the payout. Just head to SmartPhonePerformanceSettlement.comand claim your piece of the payout!