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Class Action Lawsuit Accuses Apple of Crippling their older Phones

Class Action Lawsuit Accuses Apple of Crippling their older Phones

Class Action Lawsuit Accuses Apple of Crippling their older Phones

Class Action Lawsuit Accuses Apple of Crippling their older Phones

 

A new Class Action Lawsuit has accused Apple of Crippling their older Phones, like the iPhone 4S with their iOS 9 Update, lowering the mobile phones performance and encouraging the user to update to a newer iPhone.

 

Plaintiff and the Class bring this action against Apple Inc. for deceptive trade practices and false advertising in violation of New York General Business Law § 349 and § 350.

Plaintiff and other owners of the iPhone 4S were harmed when their devices’ software was updated to the newest version, iOS 9. The update significantly slowed down their iPhones and interfered with the normal usage of the device, leaving Plaintiff with a difficult choice: use a slow and buggy device that disrupts everyday life or spend hundreds of dollars to buy a new phone. Apple explicitly represented to the public that iOS 9 is compatible with and supports the iPhone 4S. And Apple failed to warn iPhone 4S owners that the update may or will significantly interfere with the device’s performance

 

The class action lawsuit also accuses apple of intentionally making it difficult to migrate to other platforms, making the only viable upgrade choice a newer Apple product, which is a shady business practice to say the least. Being a former iPhone user who migrated to Andriod I know exactly how tough the move is, especially since Apple has removed the ability to sync your contacts with a Google account and otherwise easily move information to a different phone platform. 

 

       Furthermore, iPhone owners will buy a newer iPhone when faced with the choice because it is familiar and they can easily transfer their information, media, contacts, and apps without a major disruption in usage. There is no learning curve and no delays and trouble that accompany new information input. Thus Apple stands to benefit financially when older iPhones are slowed down and owners are forced to purchase a new phone.

 

  Class Action Lawsuit Accuses Apple of Crippling their older Phones  

The plaintiff alleges that Apple's advertisements which claimed that their iPhone 4S was compatible with iOS 9 did not tell consumers of the possible negative consequences, and did not deliver the "faster performance" that was claimed. 

This is not the first time that accusations like these have been thrown at Apple, but it won't likely be the last. 

 

You can join the discussion on this Class action lawsuit against Apple for Crippling their older iPhones on the OC3D Forums

 

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30-12-2015, 10:27:38

kbalaz
I don't understand this. You don't have to do any update if you choose not to. You should always do a bit of research before you update to see if others are having issues with it, especially if its older hardware. Also, are you not able to roll back software on an iPhone like every other phone? Can you not just go back to an older OS? Or is this yet another apple "got you by the balls" thing?Quote

30-12-2015, 10:32:30

slyexpert
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Originally Posted by kbalaz View Post
Also, are you not able to roll back software on an iPhone like every other phone? Can you not just go back to an older OS? Or is this yet another apple "got you by the balls" thing?
You can't downgradge IOS.Quote

30-12-2015, 10:41:48

jimma47
An update caused my Alpine Head unit in the car to cease recognising iPod/iPhone indexing. There's no easy way to roll back and once they are no longer signed then you can't roll back at all without jailbreaking them.
Don't think it's worth a law suit. Just annoying.Quote

30-12-2015, 11:03:21

robert3892
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Originally Posted by slyexpert View Post
You can't downgradge IOS.
That is correct. Apple doesn't allow you to downgrade so once you upgrade you're stuck with it.Quote

30-12-2015, 11:58:37

FlawlessSoul
If you're using a 4S on anything after iOS6, it's already slow as hell. Safe assumption is that you get two iOSes for a device before the OS is no longer designed with that device in mind. This is Apple, after all. The world threw money at them and encouraged this kind of behaviour. As for switching to Android, it's easy enough if you're not an idiot. And then we get class action lawsuits like this one. Shocking.Quote
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