Bloomberg Law
May 26, 2023, 2:06 PM

Apple Agrees to $35 Million Settlement in iPhone Sound Lawsuit

Julie Steinberg
Julie Steinberg

Apple Inc. has agreed to a $35 million class settlement, resolving allegations that a flaw in iPhone 7 and 7 Plus devices caused poor sound and interfered with the ability to make calls and use voice features.

Consumers, who sued in 2019, sought preliminary approval Thursday in the US District Court for the Northern District of California.

The proposed settlement covers all individuals who owned an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus between Sept. 16, 2016, and Jan. 3, 2023, allegedly experienced audio problems, and contacted Apple about it. Phone purchasers who didn’t have audio difficulties aren’t covered.

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