It is very strange that the US class action lawsuit result was reached. It has been debated for six years whether Apple customers who purchased the iPhone 4S have to be compensated for false promises. There is now an agreement. It costs 15 dollars, and not even the cost of a small piece in the iPhone 4S.
Six years of negotiations on whether iOS 9 has slowed the iPhone 4s
Apple’s iOS 9 update has had many consequences even years later. The company also provided iPhone 4s models with the updated firmware in 2015. The update promised significantly better performance – “Underthe hood optimizations to improve responsive performance” was one of the marketing statements. This statement may have been too generous for the iPhone 4s (the oldest model to receive iOS 9).
A group of New York-based and New Jersey clients filed a class action lawsuit against Apple in December 2015. The accusation: iOS 9 was misrepresented as an update that would improve performance on all supported devices. Participants in class action were urged to download iOS 9 maliciously and they ended up “damaged” by their iPhone 4S devices.
There are 15 dollars
Six years after the class-action lawsuit was filed, a settlement was reached. Apple pledged $20 million in total to compensate New York and New Jersey iPhone 4s owners who complained. According to MacRumors, customers must “submit an affirmation” that their iPhone 4s has suffered a “significant performance degradation” since iOS 9 was released. Once all data has been submitted via a dedicated website payment is made for each damaged customer at 15 US dollars.