NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — More than 100 people are suing Apple, claiming the company purposely slowed down their old iPhones with the latest version of iOS 9.
According to AppleInsider, Plaintiff Chaim Lerman, who filed the class-action lawsuit against Apple in a New York District Court on Tuesday, and the more than 100 class members are seeking over $5 million in damages, with the option to triple the amount asked.
The complaint says that Apple falsely advertised iOS 9’s compatibility with iPhone 4s. After upgrading, the class says their iPhone 4s significantly slowed down, including slow touchscreen response and delayed launch of first and third party apps. The class also claims the update caused crashes and freezes and “significant usability problems during everyday use.”
Plaintiffs accuse Apple of falsely advertising iOS on its website, which says iOS 9 offers “faster performance, improved security, convenient updates, and longer battery life.”
The lawsuit goes on to say that Apple does not allow users to “revert their iOS 9 software to a previous, better functioning version of iOS. And Apple does not warn the consumer that the update is irreversible,” forcing users to choose to use the alleged slow device or buy a new smartphone.
New York District Court Judge Sterling Johnson, Jr. is presiding over the case, but no hearings have been set.
The full class-action complaint can be read below: