Class ActionRosalia, et al. v. Apple, Inc. (Apple OS Cases)
Class PeriodTBA to TBA
CourtSan Francisco California
Case No. CGC-18-564832
This consumer class action is brought on behalf of iPhone owners whose phones were slowed by Apple’s “updates.” Numerous versions of the Apple iPhone suffer from a design defect: the processor sometimes demands too much power from the battery, and it causes the iPhone to shut down without warning. This defect was not disclosed to purchasers. To address the hidden defect, Apple issued “updates” to the operating system (the “iOS”) that slowed the processor (called “throttling”). Again, Apple did not disclose to iPhone owners that the updates would have the effect of slowing their iPhones. And frequently these “updates” occurred prior to the release of a new version of the iPhone, in order to get consumers to buy a newer version of the iPhone.