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Apple Agrees to Settle Class Suit Claiming It Disabled FaceTime

Feb. 11, 2020, 4:37 PM

California consumers and Apple Inc. told a federal court in California Monday that they’re settling a statewide class action claiming Apple “broke” the FaceTime function on iPhone 4 and 4S devices to save costs.

The agreement in principle needs to be fleshed out further, Apple and the class representatives said. The suit, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, has an April trial date.

The notice didn’t contain any information about the terms.

Christina Grace and Ken Potter allege that a patent-dispute loss pushed Apple to use an expensive relay service for FaceTime video calls. Apple ...

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