A class action lawsuit that was brought against Apple back in 2013 is finally moving forward, dealing with broken Power buttons in the iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, and iPhone 5.
As was first reported by MacRumors, the class action lawsuit filed against Apple several years ago over broken Power buttons in the iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, and iPhone 5 will move forward in San Diego, California later this year. Specifically, the trial is set to begin on October 25, 2019.
“iPhone 4 and 4S Class:
All California citizens who purchased one or more iPhone 4 or 4S smartphones from Apple or a third-party retailer, from June 24, 2010 through October 10, 2011 for the iPhone 4, and from October 11, 2011 through September 20, 2012 for the iPhone 4S, and whose sleep/wake (power) button stopped working or worked intermittently during a one year period from date of purchase.
iPhone 5 Class:
All California citizens who purchased one or more iPhone 5 smartphones from Apple or a third-party retailer prior to April 1, 2013, and whose sleep/wake (power) button stopped working or worked intermittently during a three year period from date of purchase.
The lawsuit states that Apple knowingly sold the above mentioned iPhone models with “defective” Power buttons. It adds that the company did not properly fix the issue over time, either. Apple is being accused of “fraudulent” and “deceptive” business practices. The company is also being held for breach of warranty and violating a variety of different California consumer laws.
It’s worth noting that in 2014, Apple did set a repair program up for a percentage of iPhone 5 units. This particular class action lawsuit against Apple is unsatisfied with that, saying that the repair program launched “ten months after the initial complaint in this matter”. The ultimate goal is to seek damages in an amount decided trial, declaratory fees, restitution, and injunctive.