iPhone 4S’s operations are getting slowed down with the recently unleashed iOS 9; a revelation made in a lawsuit filed against Apple Inc.
In the class action lawsuit filed by Chaim Lerman, the plaintiff is accusing the iOS 9 developer of misleading advertisement and deceptive business practices. These apparently have resulted in iPhone 4S owners to experience slow performance and to interfere with the device’s normal functionality upon updating the phone to the latest iOS version.
Apple iPhone 4S
iPhone 4s is one of Apple’s phones and was unveiled in October 2011. Having a 3.5’ display with a res power of 640 by 960 pixels, the phone is powered by a 512MB RAM dual-core 800 MHz processor. This single SIM smartphone has an internal memory storage capacity of 16 GB that is not expandable. iPhone 4S has an 8MP primary snapper and a 0.3MP front selfie camera.
Originally, the Apple iPhone 4S was ideally designed to run on iOS 6.1.3 however owners were allowed to upgrade the phone’s operating system to the latest available version, as in this case, iOS 9.
About iOS 9
iOS 9 is a version of operating system that supports mobile devices manufactured by Apple Inc. Developed by the Apple Inc. Itself, the OS was released in September 2015 to support a range of Apple mobile devices that include ;( in ascending superiority) iPhones ranging from model 4S to the latest iPhone 6S, iPod Touch models, iPad 2 to iPad Pro and all iPad Minis. iOS 9 boasts of some features that include artificially intelligent-infused features, multitasking, Live Photos and 3D Touch (on iPhone 6S models) amongst many other fantastic features.
Is Apple on the hook?
Lerman together with over 100 class members has argued that the update, which Apple openly declared that supports and is compatible with iPhone 4S have tampered with the usual functionality of the device leaving them with a tough choice of spending unplanned extra money to acquire new devices. The filed lawsuit also claims that core functions performances such as email, contacts, phone among others were interfered with, and the device “crashes and freezes” upon getting the update.
Apple Inc. was also accused of failing to warn the owners of the probable interference of the device following the upgrade to iOS 9. The lawsuit further argues that the developer of iOS cum the device manufacturer did not allow for a reverse process that would enable the users to get back to the initial operating system version that was better functioning.
According to the plaintiff, Apple’s advertisement on iOS 9 is apparently deceitful and misleading. The ad on Apple’s website reads “Under-the-hood refinements bring you more responsive performance, easier updates, better battery life, and tighter security”.
The plaintiff argues that it is misleading since the performance gets much slower with iOS installed on the smartphone. This legal suit could see Apple Inc. Paying the plaintiff’s purported damages a tune of over $5 million.
Presided by Judge Sterling Johnson Jr., the case is filed in New York District Court, and no hearing date has been set so far.