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Apple settles ‘broken FaceTime’ class lawsuit for $18 million

Apple has reached an $18 million settlement to end a class action alleging it pushed through an update that disabled FaceTime on older model iPhones as a way to save on the costs of running the program, reports Law 360 (a subscription is required to read the entire article).

The lawsuit alleges the tech giant devised a plan to “break” FaceTime on iOS 6 or earlier by causing a vital digital certificate to prematurely expire. Apple supposedly implemented the “FaceTime Break” on April 16, 2014, then blamed the sudden incompatibility on a bug.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.