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Apple’s iCloud Storage

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Apple’s iCloud Storage

Allegations: Misleadingly representing that it would provide subscribers with iCloud storage when their data was stored on cloud servers owned by other entities

The Performance of Apple Devices

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The Performance of Apple Devices

Allegations: Failing to disclose that devices unexpectedly power off due to a defect and an update resulted in reduced processing speeds and other operations

AppleCare and AppleCare+ Plans

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AppleCare and AppleCare+ Plans

Allegations: Misrepresenting that replacement devices under warranties will be new devices when they are actually refurbished, reconditioned, and secondhand

Digital Content from iTunes

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Digital Content from iTunes

Allegations: Misleadingly marketing that consumers can “buy” digital content when Apple does not own all of the content it sells and must revoke access to content if its license to…

iPhone XR

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iPhone XR

Allegations: Failing to disclose that the iPhone XR has only half of the connectivity and 4G speed of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

Digital Content Purchased from Apple

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Digital Content Purchased from Apple

Allegations: Misleadingly representing that consumers may “buy” content by paying a higher price when Apple may revoke consumers’ access to “purchased” content at any time and for any reason

Screens of iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max

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Screens of iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max

November 2019: A federal judge dismissed claims that the company misrepresented the size of the screen, but allowed claims that the company misrepresented the pixel count to move forward. December…

Powerbeats Headphones

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Powerbeats Headphones

August 2020: A state court judge granted preliminary approval of a proposed settlement agreement. According to its terms, class members may receive a cash award in an amount that depends…

MacBook Pro Laptops with Touch Bars

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MacBook Pro Laptops with Touch Bars

In August 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Apple for allegedly misleadingly marketing the MacBook Pro laptop with a touch bar as having “truer-to-life pictures with realistically vivid details”…

2nd Generation Apple AirPods

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2nd Generation Apple AirPods

In April 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Costco for allegedly falsely advertising that 2nd Generation Apple AirPods are capable of wireless charging and come with a wireless charging…

Apple Chargers for the iPhone 7

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Apple Chargers for the iPhone 7

A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Apple Inc. in February 2019. Plaintiffs claim that the company misleadingly advertised that the iPhone 7 would be compatible with Apple chargers…

Apple’s Subscriptions to Digital Content

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Apple’s Subscriptions to Digital Content

November 2018: A state court judge granted final approval of a settlement agreement. According to the terms, class members with an active iTunes Account will automatically receive a credit in…

2018’s Apple Shopping Event

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2018’s Apple Shopping Event

In November 2018, a false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Apple regarding the marketing for a holiday sales event that ran from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. The complaint…

Season Bundles of TV Shows on Apple iTunes

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Season Bundles of TV Shows on Apple iTunes

In October 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Apple regarding the marketing of television show season bundles on the iTunes store on Apple TV 4 and 4K devices. Specifically,…

Apple’s Powerbeats Headphones

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Apple’s Powerbeats Headphones

In May 2018, a federal judge granted in part and denied in part Apple’s motion to dismiss a false advertising class-action lawsuit that was originally filed against it in September…

Apple’s iOS update

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Apple’s iOS update

In late 2017 and early 2018, multiple class-action lawsuits were filed against Apple for allegedly misrepresenting that an iOS update to the operating software of iPhones was compatible with older…

The Security of Information on iDevices

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The Security of Information on iDevices

In July 2017, a federal judge granted preliminary approval of a settlement of a class-action lawsuit against Apple and several app developers. The 2014 complaint alleges that the companies misrepresented…

iPhone 4s and the iOS 9 Operating System

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iPhone 4s and the iOS 9 Operating System

In November 2017, a federal judge denied Apple’s motion to dismiss a false advertising class-action lawsuit filed against it in 2015. The complaint, which was amended in 2016, alleges that…

Apple iMac

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Apple iMac

May 2014: This case was voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled., the reasons for which have not been…

The Functionality of Apple iPhones

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The Functionality of Apple iPhones

March 2016: A federal judge dismissed this action finding that plaintiffs did not satisfy the heightened-pleading standard for fraud-based claims and did not state a plausible claim. The dismissal was…

AppleCare Warranty

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AppleCare Warranty

In November 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Apple for allegedly deceptively advertising the AppleCare extended warranty purchased with Apple products by failing to adequately disclose details about the…

Apple’s Wi-Fi Assist Application

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Apple’s Wi-Fi Assist Application

November 2016: A Notice of Appeal regarding the dismissal of this matter was filed. (Phillips and Cottrell et al v. Apple, Inc., Case No. 16-17189, 9th Cir.) October 2016: A…

Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program

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Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program

In September 2016, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Apple for allegedly misleadingly marketing that consumers who sign-up for the iPhone Upgrade Program and make monthly payments can upgrade their…

Apple iPhone 5 Wi-Fi Signals

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Apple iPhone 5 Wi-Fi Signals

August 2016: This action was voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.. The reasons for the dismissal have not been disclosed. December 2015: A…

Apple’s Siri

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Apple’s Siri

May 2016: The Ninth Circuit denied plaintiffs’ petitions for rehearing. April 2016: Plaintiffs filed a Petition for Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc (i.e., a rehearing by all of the judges…

Advertised Storage Capacity of Apple Devices

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Advertised Storage Capacity of Apple Devices

In February 2015, plaintiffs who filed a false advertising class-action lawsuit against Apple. Inc. voluntarily dismissed the case. The complaint, which was filed the same month, alleged that the company…