Welcome to the Information Website for the Grace et al. v. Apple Inc. Settlement.

If you own or owned a non-jailbroken Apple iPhone 4 or Apple iPhone 4S device that, on April 16, 2014, had an iOS 6 or earlier operating system, and if you were in California on that date, you could get a payment from a class action settlement.

A settlement has been reached with Apple Inc. in a class action lawsuit alleging that Apple Inc. (“Apple” or the “Defendant”) interfered with “FaceTime” for iOS 6 and earlier operating systems on April 16, 2014. The lawsuit alleged that this caused Apple’s FaceTime feature to no longer work on Apple iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S devices unless users updated the operating system on their devices to the then-current iOS 7 release. Apple denies all allegations of wrongdoing.

You may be included in this Settlement as a “Class Member” and entitled to receive a payment if you owned a “non-jailbroken” Apple iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S device that, on April 16, 2014, ran iOS 6 or an earlier operating system, and if you were in California on that date. The criteria to be a “Class Member” are defined more fully on the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Your rights are affected whether you act or don’t act. Read this website carefully.


Your Legal Rights and Options in This Settlement
Stay in the Class or Submit an Application for Inclusion in the Class
Deadline: December 9, 2020

An $18 million Settlement Fund will be established. If you received an email or mail notification from the Settlement Administrator about this lawsuit, that means that Apple has determined from its records that you may be a Class Member. If you do nothing, you will remain in the Class and automatically receive a digital or physical check for your payment under the proposed Settlement. If you participate in the Settlement, you will give up the right to sue Apple in a separate lawsuit regarding the subject matter of the claims in this lawsuit. No further action is required.

If you did not receive an email or mail notification from the Settlement Administrator about this lawsuit and you believe you are a Class Member, you must submit an Application for Inclusion in the Class. If you submit an Application for Inclusion in the Class, you will give up the right to sue Apple in a separate lawsuit regarding the subject matter of the claims this Settlement resolves. All applications are subject to verification and validation.

Ask to be Excluded
Deadline: December 9, 2020

If you decide to exclude yourself from this Settlement, you will keep the right to sue Apple in a separate lawsuit about the subject matter of the claims this Settlement resolves, but you give up the right to get a payment from this Settlement.

This is the only option that allows you to sue, continue to sue, or be part of another lawsuit against Apple related to the subject matter of the claims in this case.

Object to the Settlement
Deadline: December 9, 2020
If you do not exclude yourself from the Settlement, you may object to it by writing to the Court about why you don’t like the Settlement.
Go to the Hearing
On: February 8, 2021
You may object to the Settlement and ask the Court for permission to speak at the Final Approval Hearing about your objection.

These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in this website.

This website summarizes the proposed Settlement. For the precise terms and conditions of the Settlement, please see the Settlement Agreement, available here, by contacting Class Counsel, by accessing the Court docket in this case, for a fee, through the Court’s Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system at https://ecf.cand.uscourts.gov, or by visiting the office of the Clerk of the Court for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Robert F. Peckham Federal Building & United States Courthouse, 280 South 1st Street, Room 2112, San Jose, CA 95113, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Court holidays.

PLEASE DO NOT TELEPHONE THE COURT OR THE COURT CLERK’S OFFICE TO INQUIRE ABOUT THIS SETTLEMENT.