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Apple under attack for bricking iPhone 3G

A class action lawsuit has been taken against Apple in California due to “unsavory, dishonest and deceptive business practices” by offering iOS 4 update to iPhone 3G users, while they apparently knew it could render many of the devices unusable.

On October the 29th lawyers from Cohelan Khoury and Singer, a ‘class action law firm’ filed the suit in a San Diego County state court of behalf of lead plantiff Bianca Wofford. The claim against Apple is that they made ‘false statements’ representing the iOS 4 upgrade as a ‘significant advance and triumph’ while in fact it turned the plantiff’s iPhone 3G into a ‘virtually useless iBrick.

The plantiff says that the software update has ‘rendered the iPhone 3G devices virtually unusable, constantly slowed, crashed or frozen.’ Apple engineers are accused of waiting for nearly 3 months to fix the problem even though they were ‘acutely awar of the thousands of complaints lodged.’

Wofford is also stating that Apple are not allowing customers to downgrade the iPhone 3G from iOS 4 to iOS 3x in the attempt to manipulate customers into purchasing the iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4. She claims her iPhone reliability has dropped from 99 percent to 20 percent functionality after the ‘upgrade’.

no 'iBrick' mentioned on the list.

Wired claim that the suit requires judge approval to gain class action status.

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