July 20, 2020

Tips to file your claims in the Apple Slowdown cases

By WiseTechie
Apple has kept aside $500 million to settle the lawsuit that alleged that they deliberately slowed down old iPhones. The claim amount is $25 per phone.

You may be eligible for $25 per iPhone if you owned:

  1. An iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, and / or an iPhone SE that ran iOS 10.2.1 or later before December 21st, 2017
  2. An iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus that ran iOS 11.2 or later before December 21st, 2017
 

Now I am gonna get to the point, if you are like me you probably are eligible for multiple claims and dont know how to get the serial number for your iPhones. Who keeps serial numbers around? I usually dispose off the boxes as well. Apple has a nifty search button on their site but that also doesnt work for many people.

Here is what I was able to do to find old serial numbers:

1. If you bought from your mobile phone operator, they should be able to share the serial number with you. In my case T Mobile was able to share a serial number from 2017 with me.

2. If you bought your phone from apple and opted for an email receipt, you should have gotten an email from the store with the serial number. The receipt should have it. E.g. I had bought my phone from the Apple store in Bridgeport Village, so I had an email from the store with the below receipt. I have blanked out my serial number for obvious reasons. 😉 

Apple Iphone Receipt

If all else fails, I would recommend filing a paper claim with any proof of your iPhone. Happy claim filing from the Wisetechie Team!