iPhone 3G owner sues Apple over flawed iOS 4 update
The plaintiff, Bianca Wofford, claims that Apple engaged in unfair business practices and false advertising by offering the upgrade to 3G owners. Wofford's attorney said that "The true fact of the matter...is that the iOS 4 is a substantial 'downgrade' for earlier iPhone devices and renders many of them virtually useless iBricks."
Those are pretty strong words for a suit that's not only weak, but also a little late. Apple's yearly updates aren't meant for every past model. And being the litigation-magnet that they are, Apple is careful to let owners know that a new OS might not be perfect for their model. Even so, the iPhone 3G was reported to work with iOS 4, and ended up with more than its share of problems.
The suit hasn't yet gained class action status. It will first need approval from a judge, and it would then move to trial, where iPhone 3G owners could be awarded compensation. Our guess is that this won't get very far. Apple would have an easier time settling with this one disgruntled owner than dealing with an actual trial.
Besides, someone should have told the plaintiff that she can downgrade her iOS update. Maybe her lawyer forgot to mention that?
source: Wired via AppleInsider
Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 02, 2010
posted on Nov 05, 2010, 8:01 AM 0
posted on Nov 05, 2010, 9:57 AM 0
posted on Nov 05, 2010, 9:43 AM 1
Posts: 76; Member since: Nov 04, 2010
posted on Nov 05, 2010, 10:55 AM 0
PhoneArena Comments Rules
A discussion is a place, where people can voice their opinion, no matter if it is positive, neutral or negative. However, when posting, one must stay true to the topic, and not just share some random thoughts, which are not directly related to the matter.
Things that are NOT allowed:
- Off-topic talk - you must stick to the subject of discussion
- Trolling - see a description
- Flame wars
- Offensive, hate speech - if you want to say something, say it politely
- Spam/Advertisements - these posts are deleted
- Multiple accounts - one person can have only one account
- Impersonations and offensive nicknames - these accounts get banned
Moderation is done by humans. We try to be as objective as possible and moderate with zero bias. If you think a post should be moderated - please, report it.
Have a question about the rules or why you have been moderated/limited/banned? Please, contact us.
Send a warning to post author
Send a warning to Selected user.
The user has 0 warnings currently.
Next warning will result in ban!
Ban user and delete all posts
Message to PhoneArena moderator (optional):