A new lawsuit is demanding $5M in damages from Apple for intentionally slowing down performance of legacy iPhones. The plaintiff claims that Apple has been engaging in deceptive business practices of purposely slowing down 100 membersí iPhone 4Sís.
After performing the upgrade in software, these iPhone 4Sís have apparently become so bogged down that they have become unusable in day-to-day conditions. Both first and third-party app loading delays are significantly longer with reported freezing and crashing as well.
This bogging down of software performance is said to encourage users to upgrade their old devices to newer iPhones.
The lawsuit continues by also claiming false advertisement from the installation notes for the new update. While these notes mention faster performance, enhanced security, longer battery life, and new app features, these same notes lack a warning of possible compatibility issues on older devices like the iPhone 4S.
The same lawsuit is aimed at Appleís ecosystem saying that rather than upgrading to another phone OS, Appleís business structure of apps and music is more likely to keep people from jumping ship to avoid losing the investments of money spent on apps and music.
Not only do they slow down the I phone 4s, it slows down the 4, and the 5c. Ridiculous , I known have the 6, but this will be the last I phone , I will ever purchase.
I wish people would stop taking my comments as a defence of Apple, I'm only stating what I believe are relevant facts. Apple, not offering what you personally consider a viable upgrade option to the 4S is neither here nor there in regards this i...
Might as well be a case of "deliberately not optimizing for older hardware", that'd still be crappy enough. I also don't see how "The update asks you about being installed" changes anything about the situation. Without the newer iOS firmware a l...