In December 2015, a group of iPhone 4S owners filed a one-class lawsuit, claiming that the 2015 iOS 9 September update had caused performance issues with their device. Chaim Lerman, a member of the class, said in 2015 that his iPhone 4s was slow and not working properly. As a result, he said users believe they must “spend hundreds to buy a new phone.”
The first word is that the plaintiffs accused Apple of leaking the software update. The suit claims that Apple upgraded iOS 9 as compatible with the iPhone 4S and “will improve or enhance the performance” for its customers who downloaded the software update. Instead, plaintiffs argue, iOS 9 slows down the performance of their iPhone 4S devices significantly. Apple promotes iOS 9 update by saying it is “faster and more responsive.” The company adds that it is more efficient use of CPU and GPU to deliver faster rotation, smoother gameplay, and better overall performance. ”Apple also said that web pages, emails, and messages perform faster with the update.
After bouncing around the legal system for six years, a decision has been made to the court that will allow Apple to leave $ 20 million to compensate iPhone 4S owners in New York and New Jersey who have experienced poor performance on the iPhone 4S them after installing iOS 9. The decision will pay $ 15 for each plaintiff although that amount may be reduced by more valid proposals than expected.
Those who believe they are entitled to $ 15 need to “file an announcement under penalty of perjury that, to the best of their knowledge, (1) they released iOS 9, or any version of it, on the iPhone 4S they; (2) they lived in New York or New Jersey at the time they first released any version of iOS 9; and (3) their iPhone 4S. as a result of a significant reduction in employment as a result. ” Apple will create a website and a free phone number for customers
Apple will create a website and a free phone number 1-800 that will keep our customers up to date. The fact that this case has been going on for six years means you can claim this as another victory for the lawyers. According to a court filing, the court produced 48,000 documents producing 539,000 pages, 15 submissions (including plaintiffs, 11 Apple employees, and Class Certificate class experts), and 770 pages of expert reports.
Both parties have accepted this appeal as they wish it to go and both are pushing the decision to court. The new registry is seeking approval for a decision from the plaintiffs and from Apple and a $ 15 fine was the result of the lawsuit because “Apple argued throughout the lawsuit that even if the plaintiffs failed to secure their claims, Apple strongly objected. , actual damages like theirs by the price of a second product does not exceed $ 15 per machine. ” The original pricing in the US for the iPhone 4S was $ 199 for a version with 16GB of storage, $ 299 for a 32GB unit, and $ 399 for a 64GB model. This pricing is for customers wishing to sign a two-year contract with their supplier. Non-subscription pricing varied between Verizon and AT&T, the only two US companies selling the iPhone at the time.