Class Eligibility

You are a member of the settlement if you fall under one of the following categories:

iPhone 4 and 4s Class: California residents who purchased at least one iPhone 4 and 4s smartphone from Apple or a third-party retailer between June 24, 2010 through October 10, 2011 for iPhone 4, and between October 11, 2011 through September 20, 2012 for the iPhone 4s, whose wake/sleep button stopped functioning properly within one year of the purchase date.

iPhone 5 Class: California residents who purchased one or more iPhone 5 smartphones from Apple or a third-party retailer before April 1, 2013, whose wake/sleep button stopped working within three years of the purchase date.

Estimated Amount

Up to $24 per qualifying device

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

Shamrell, et al. v. Apple Inc.,
Case No. 37-2013-00055830-CU-PL-CTL,

Superior Court of San Diego County, Central Division

Case Summary

Apple is accused of violating various California state laws by selling defective iPhones (versions 4, 4s, and 5) and not disclosing the defect to buyers.

Settlement Pool





Shamrell et al. v. Apple Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 43409
Providence, RI 02940-3409


13 responses to “California iPhone Class Action Settlement”

  1. Emma Moore says:

    I purchased the iPhone 5 in March of 2013. The wake/sleep button no longer works making it nearly impossible to use my phone.

  2. Julia Fogleman says:

    My sleep button stopped working after I had the phone for about 2 years.

  3. monique mcneill says:

    I had the iPhone 4 and 5. They both left me with problems. So unsatisfied.

  4. Kaitlyn Liggett says:

    My iPhone 5 stopped working a week ago.

  5. Skyler Ross says:

    I live in Los Angeles and I had an iphone 4 in 2010 and was not able to press sleep on my phone.

  6. Kayla Martinex says:

    I have purchased all three phones. The Iphone 4, 4s and 5 throughout the span on 2010 and 2013

  7. Natalie Newstrom says:

    This type of issue should have never come up, due to Apple being a billion-dollar company.

  8. Natalie Newstrom says:

    People can be waking up late and missing work because of this issue. This is unacceptable.

  9. Andrew Moran says:

    I am not happy about this.

  10. taylor Boudrero says:

    my phone buttons stopped working and it was an inconvenience

  11. lizette gutierrez says:

    I had purchased an iPhone 5 before April 1, 2013, and the wake/sleep button had stopped working within 3 years of having the phone and it would’ve been too much money to fix it so I bought a new phone.

  12. Ruth Marsh says:

    I was very disappointed in 2011 with my iPhone 4s when after only 5months my sleep button stopped working. I thought that maybe it was just one faulty phone but it happened again! I purchased three iPhone 4s because of this. If the rest of the world did not use Apple, I would have switched a long time ago.

  13. Adrian Rangel says:

    After having my iPhone 5 for 3 months, my home button stopped working.

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