Apple iPhone 4, 4S, and 5 Power Button California Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

A $20 million settlement has been reached with Apple, Inc. in a class action that alleged that Apple sold certain models of its iPhone with defective power (sleep/wake) buttons. The complaint claimed that Apple sold the iPhone 4, 4S, and 5 to consumers even though it knew the power buttons were defective in violation of California state laws.

Docket Number:

37-2013-00055830-CU-PL-CTL

Company: Apple

Filing Deadline: March 23, 2020

Class Period: June 24, 2010 to April 1, 2013

Objection Deadline: December 31, 2019

Exclusion Deadline: January 4, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: March 20, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

If you received a notice that says to fill out a claim form, do so. If you received an e-mail notice directed to Direct-Pay Class Members, you should submit an Address Confirmation/Update form, not a claim form. This means that Apple has a record of your power button complaint but no record of a settlement of it.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are a member of either or both classes below:

  • iPhone 4 and 4S Class: All California citizens who bought one or more iPhone 4 or 4S smartphones, from Apple or a third-party retailer, between June 24, 2010 and October 10, 2011 for the iPhone 4 and between October 11, 2011 and September 20, 2012 for the iPhone 4S, where the iPhone’s sleep/wake button stopped working or worked intermittently during the first year after purchase.
  • iPhone 5 Class: All California citizens who bought one or more iPHone 5 smartphones, from Apple or a third-party retailer, before April 1, 2013, where the iPhone’s sleep/wake button stopped working or worked intermittently during the first three years after purchase.

You are not eligible if your iPhone was repaired or replaced by Apple due to the non-working sleep/wake button.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Up to $24 per device. Final amount will depend on the total number of valid claims made.

Total Settlement Amount: $20 million

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$10,000

Law Firms:
Doyle Lowther LLP
Gomez Trial Attorneys

Claim Form: Apple iPhone 4, 4S, and 5 Power Button California Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Shamrell, et al. v. Apple Inc.

Settlement Website: Apple iPhone 4, 4S, and 5 Power Button California Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
KCC Class Action Services, LLC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Shamrell et al. v. Apple Settlement Administrator
c/o KCC Class Action Services LLC
P.O. Box 43409
Providence, RI 02940-3409
admin@PowerButtonClassAction.com
1-855-336-4060

Tags: Cell Phone, Defective Electronics System, Defective Product, Electronic Parts Components and Systems