Apple iPhone user sues Apple over iOS 7 download
posted by Alan F. / Oct 18, 2013, 9:18 PM
Once iOS 7 is loaded on an Apple iPhone or Apple iPad, it cannot be removed even if the parallax effect is making you dizzy and sick to your stomach. Mencher, like many others, is upset that the updating process starts out being automatic with the install file. Once the update is complete, there is no way to downgrade back to iOS 6. Going from iOS 5 to iOS 6 also started automatically, although that update didn't change the look of the OS. According to analytics firm Mixpanel, Apple's latest iOS build is on 72% of Apple's mobile devices, the fastest adoption of any version of Cupertino's mobile OS.
The new UI on iOS 7 eliminates the bright, glossy colors of iOS 6 and replaces it with a flat, pastel like look. In addition, the skeumorphic icons, such as a well-worn leather book cover, were replaced with a more modern look. Mencher's suit follows up on a complaint he made with the Better Business Bureau last month. He is seeking the removal of the installer file as well as $50. Mencher said that he also might move the law suit to a higher court and could expand it to class action status.
source: Mixpanel via CNET
Posts: 128; Member since: Nov 29, 2012
Auto update to iOS 7 then everybody loses their minds.
posted on Oct 18, 2013, 9:22 PM 15
Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 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 Oct 18, 2013, 9:32 PM 9
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 Oct 19, 2013, 7:13 AM 9
Is he serious? If he doesn't like iOS7 then just grab a different phone.
posted on Oct 18, 2013, 9:24 PM 6
Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 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 Oct 18, 2013, 9:32 PM 52
Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 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 Oct 19, 2013, 6:35 AM 3
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 Oct 20, 2013, 4:18 AM 0
Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 03, 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 Nov 03, 2013, 7:03 PM 0
Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 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 Oct 20, 2013, 10:08 AM 0
Or he can sell his 5 apple devices and and buy 10 android devices . . .
posted on Oct 18, 2013, 9:37 PM 14
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Good for you... I will downgrade to iOS6 if I could. But that ain't happening. Hate iOS7
posted on Oct 18, 2013, 9:26 PM 13
Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 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 Oct 19, 2013, 4:28 AM 2
Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 2012
Will never upgrade to horrific iOS 7. Not until I get my Android phone.
posted on Oct 18, 2013, 9:27 PM 9
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so when you get Android you will upgrade that phone to iOS7?
posted on Oct 18, 2013, 10:42 PM 14
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