Canadians Who Owned Older iPhones Can Apply for $150 in Settlement Pay Out

Apple purposefully issued software updates that slowed down devices, and you could get a payout as a result.

Another day, another chance to cash in on Apple screwing over iPhone users with a class action suit that applies to Canadian users.

Let’s be honest, iPhone users are no stranger to issues that could’ve been avoided. Apple has been embroiled in a number of class action lawsuits that have cost the company millions, including one that could net older iPhone users up to $349 per user.

Now, Canadian users can take advantage of their nefarious business practices. Just follow the steps below to see if you’re eligible for a payout.

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 Canadian Settlement Explained

Apple has settled a class action lawsuit to the tune of $14.4 million. Brought by the British Colombia Supreme Court in 2018 and finally settled this January, the class action states that Apple purposefully provided software updates that would throttle the performance of devices.

Unlike some class action lawsuits that only pay a few bucks, this one could actually net iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 users a solid payout, with up to $150 available to those that are eligible.

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“We’re pleased with the results. It was a complex matter.” – K.S. Garcha, a lawyer for the class

Think you might be eligible? Keep scrolling to learn about whether or not you are, and how to claim the settlement.

Who Is Eligible for iPhone Settlement in Canada?

For starters, it’s important to note that this settlement is only eligible for Canadian citizens, so if you’re hoping to get a piece of the action and you live in the US, the UK, or anywhere else, you’re out of luck.

Here are the other requirements for eligibility to take advantage of the iPhone settlement:

  • Canadian citizen as of June 15, 2023 (Quebec excluded)
  • Owned or previously owned iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, SE, 7 and/or 7 Plus
  • Device ran iOS 10.2.1 or later prior to December 21, 2017

If you’re from Quebec, have no fear. There is a separate class action lawsuit for those users, so you still have a chance to get the payout from another settlement.

How to Claim in Apple iPhone Settlement

If you think you’re eligible for this class action lawsuit settlement from Apple, you’re in luck. The process for claiming your payment is quite easy, and we’re happy to guide you along the way.

First, you’ll want to head on over to the claim website to fill out a form. You’ll have to confirm that you meet the eligibility requirements by providing personal information like your name, address, email, and phone number. You’ll also be required to provide the serial number for the device in question.

Running into issues with your claim, even though you’re sure that you’re eligible? Feel free to shoot an email over to to get all the help you need to finish up.

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