Apple iPhone 4S Upgrade to iOS 9 Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

Apple, Inc. is paying $20 million to settle a class action alleging Apple made false and deceptive representations about iOS 9 and iPhone 4Ss. The complaint alleged that when the iPhone 4Ss were upgraded to iOS 9, their performance slowed significantly.

Docket Number:

15-cv-07381 (SJ) (LB)

Company: Apple

Filing Deadline: August 29, 2022

Objection Deadline: August 25, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: August 29, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: September 22, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

The claim form asks you to provide your iPhone 4S serial number, but you may submit a claim even if you do not have it.


You may be eligible if (1) you downloaded any version of iOS 9 (which was first released in September 2015) onto your iPhone 4S, (2) you lived in New York or New Jersey at the time, and (3) your iPhone 4S had a significant decline in performance as a result of the upgrade.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Cash payment for each eligible device, estimated at $15. Final amount may be different, depending on how many valid claims are received. If a large number of claims are received, the amount will be less; if fewer claims are expected are received, the amount will be more, up to a maximum of $150 per device.

Total Settlement Amount: $20,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Up to $15,000 each

Law Firms:
Bronstein Gewirtz & Grossman
Pomerantz LLP

Claim Form: Apple iPhone 4S Upgrade to iOS 9 Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Lerman v. Apple Inc.

Settlement Website: Apple iPhone 4S Upgrade to iOS 9 Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
JND Legal Administration

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Lerman v. Apple Inc.
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91446
Seattle, WA 98111

Tags: Deceptive Advertising, Electronic Apps and Updates, Software Upgrades Defective or Not as Promised, Upgrades that disadvantage user