Apple settles iPhone slowdown case for $500m

Apple has agreed to settle a long-running class-action case in the US over allegations it deliberately slowed down older iPhones.

The proposed settlement, which still has to be approved by judge Edward Davila, could cost Apple up to $500m.

That could be just $25 (£20) for each affected user, depending on how many claims are made.

Apple has denied any wrongdoing in the case but settled in part because of the cost of continuing litigation. 

The case dates back to December 2017, when Apple confirmed a long-held suspicion among phone owners by admitting it had deliberately slowed down some iPhones as they got older. 

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