Apple FaceTime Interference California Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Apple, Inc. is settling a class action alleging that it allowed FaceTime to stop working on iPhone 4 and 4S models with earlier operating systems. The complaint claimed that Apple committed trespass to chattels when it allowed a security certificate to expire on April 16, 2014, which made FaceTime stop working unless the phone owner installed an upgrade. However, users of the phones claimed that the upgrade degraded the phones’ performance.

Docket Number:

Company: Apple

Filing Deadline: December 9, 2020

Class Period: April 16, 2014

Objection Deadline: December 9, 2020

Exclusion Deadline: December 9, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: February 8, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

If you received a Notice about this settlement via mail or e-mail saying that Apple has found that you are a class member, you do not need to do anything; your award will be sent out automatically. However, if you did not receive such a notice and believe you are a class member, you must submit an Application for Inclusion by December 9, 2020.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you own a non-jailbroken Apple iPhone 4 or 4S, and on April 16, 2014, you were in California and had an iOS 6 or earlier operating system on the phone.

A “jailbroken” phone is a phone on which the user has removed program limitations to modify the phone’s functioning, run unauthorized applications, or otherwise made changes in the phone’s performance.

Typical Settlement Amount:

To be determined. Final amounts will depend on the number of non-jailbroken iPhones 4 or 4S are owned and the number of valid Applications for Inclusion submitted.

Total Settlement Amount: $18 million

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$7,500

Law Firms:
Caldwell Cassady & Curry LLP
Pearson Simon & Warshaw
Steyer Lowenthal Boodrookas Alvarez & Smith LLP

Claim Form: Apple FaceTime Interference California Settlement Application for Inclusion

Case Name: Grace et al. v. Apple Inc.

Settlement Website: Apple FaceTime Interference California Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Epiq

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Grace v. Apple Settlement Administrator
c/o Epiq
P.O. Box 2299
Portland, OR 97208-2299
1-866-977-0759

Tags: Electronic Apps and Updates, Smartphone