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Apple iPhone user sues Apple over iOS 7 download

0. phoneArena 18 Oct 2013, 21:18 posted on

Poway, California's Mark Mencher is so upset about iOS 7 that he is suing Apple over unwanted downloads of iOS 7 onto his familiy's gadgets; the complaint was filed in small claims court and named Apple CEO Tim Cook as defendant. The suit seeks the removal of the iOS 7 install file. This file is installed on iPhones automatically once a model has power and is connected to a Wi-Fi connection and is not installed without some action done by the phone's owner...

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posted on 18 Oct 2013, 21:22 15

1. rodkurt (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


Auto update to iOS 7 then everybody loses their minds.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 21:32 9

7. promise7 (Posts: 884; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


It doesn't actually auto update, it downloads iOS 7, but doesn't install it until you give it permission. But, since it downloads it already, you lose that space.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 21:36 36

11. Kurai (unregistered)


Basically, you are being forced to update . . .

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 21:37 9

12. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Basically.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 00:07 1

46. NAWF_SIDE (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Eventually.....

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 00:39 1

50. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Probably..

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 00:48 7

51. JC557 (Posts: 1576; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


iOS7: Install Me, Maybe

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 00:48 9

52. ZeroCide (Posts: 778; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


Forcing someone to upgrade when they don't want or like it seems to be the Apple way. This is a worst fiasco than last years Apple maps... Can't wait for next years fiaco!!! WIll it be even worst?

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 07:13 9

70. taikucing (unregistered)


It's like the iPhone users get a message like this:

Newer version of iOS is available. Would you like to update?
- Yes
- OK
- Update now
- No thanks. Remind me every 1 second

* The update will be automatically downloaded if you leave this screen

WTF!?

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 04:40 3

60. rodkurt (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


so I guess the only solution to this is never connect your phone to the internet haha

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 21:24 6

2. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Is he serious? If he doesn't like iOS7 then just grab a different phone.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 21:32 52

8. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


Yeah, it's not like he is so rich he can buy 5 phones or anything. be realistic. He paid for the phone.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 21:35 11

10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You sir, receive a +1.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 04:01 7

58. funchumm1206 (Posts: 52; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)


But he has money to file a lawsuit though..

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 06:35 3

64. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


u SWEAR like it costs that much.
it takes knowledge, some TIME, and a lil dedication to stand up to tha apple heads forcing the update on ppl. cant wait for it to go class action baby !!!!! mabye it will help wake up some of the isheep so they can free themselves from the MATRIX.....LOLS! plus 1 for matrix!

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 04:18

85. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


In that case his time is better spent earning himself more money instead of wasting his time filing a law suit. He's complaining about something that's not going to change whether we like it or not.

He doesn't need to buy 5 phones he only needs one more that's not an iphone heck maybe his friends have a spare. I'm sure he can afford that if he has the money to file a law suit. He should have also gone with a different OS to begin with because let's be honest iOS7 is pretty much only a visual change from iOS6 with additional features to make it more convenient.

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 19:03

90. johntennant (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Nov 2013)


You're missing the point. Imagine you buy any other product, for example I'll use a car. You test drive 3 cars, the iCar, the GoogleCar and the WinCar8. After test driving them all you chose to buy the iCar because you like the way it drives, shifts, seat comfort, interior colour etc.... Now after you buy it and enjoy it for months, at no request, iCar inc. comes and updates your car so it shifts differently, they change your interior colours, and basically change the whole driving experience for you to the point that you would never bought that car if it worked that way when you tested it. No other company could get away with this, but Apple does. Even Microsoft allows you to remove/uninstall updates. Apple is pretty much doing a bait and switch by forcing ios7 updates. You pay for one product and they switch it to another. I think he has a great case, and I'd gladly join in the fight with him!
All he wants is the ability to undo an update so his phone works the way it did when he decided to pay for it. Pretty fair request I think. If Microsoft can allow undoing updates, why can't Apple?

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 10:08

86. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 867; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


No, but depending on which model he currently has, I've seen prices as high as $400 for used iPhone 5's (I know, that's ridiculous). So although I understand your sarcasm there, he doesn't need to be rich to get another phone. Heck, he bought the iPhone to begin with so we know he obviously had/has some money or can at least save some money to get another phone.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 21:37 14

13. Kurai (unregistered)


Or he can sell his 5 apple devices and and buy 10 android devices . . .

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 21:47 14

16. alterecho (Posts: 1098; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


He'll be disappointed 10 times instead of 5 :)

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 02:49 13

55. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


u mean 10 times happier

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 06:36 4

66. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


go home troll

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 06:41 3

68. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


The thing about Android is if you don't like the stock launcher and icon set... You can change them.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 21:26 13

3. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)


Good for you... I will downgrade to iOS6 if I could. But that ain't happening.
Hate iOS7

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 04:28 2

59. Kjayhawk (Posts: 293; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


I agree force closes like crazy!!! Any big game like gunners 2 or x com force close when ever i start playing. And the browser will force close whenever i get on a heavy imaged site. Really reminds me of my Droid 1 days... then again i am using a 4s.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 18:09

87. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


10th Mountain Division

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 21:27 9

4. datsyuk (Posts: 179; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


Will never upgrade to horrific iOS 7. Not until I get my Android phone.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 22:42 14

31. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


so when you get Android you will upgrade that phone to iOS7?

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 05:23

62. blingblingthing (Posts: 543; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Seeing it's a lot of android offerings going to iOS, if he did as you asked, wouldn't he be downgrading?

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 21:27 5

5. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)


Good for you... I will downgrade to iOS6 if I could. But that ain't happening.
Hate iOS7

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