Charges of sabotage FaceTime: Apple is not going class action

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Apple's attempt to make explain the class action an iPhone Licensees invalid has failed at the first attempt. The group video chat feature in an older version of iOS is accused of deliberately "destroyed" to have.

The US class action that puts Apple targeted FaceTime sabotage on iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s for load is continued: the presiding judge Lucy Koh has Apple's attempt to let declare the application invalid, now rejected, as Ars Technica reports ( file number 17-CV-00551 on United States Disctrict Court, Northern District of California, San Jose Division).

Judge rejects all Apple objections

None of the arguments put forward by Apple objections read subject to the judge, including the argument of the iPhone manufacturer of video calling service is free anyway - an omission of the function can not harm and users would anyway not a "right to a permanent, uninterrupted and the plaintiffs so error-free operation "of the service. FaceTime is "a function of the iPhone" and a "part of the cost of the iPhone," for which the applicant pay full price when buying, holding Judge Koh in its reasoning against it. Apple's reference to the terms, conditions also did not allow the judge, because it is just not a question of a temporary interruptions in the provision of a service in which mistakes.

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Users of iPhone 4 had to iOS 7 Update to continue using FaceTime.Enlarge
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"Apple destroyed FaceTime" to make a financial gain and to reduce transfer fees, the judge writes on. And although the company knew that FaceTime has been disabled on purpose, you have over explained to users, a bug has paralyzed the video calling function.

FaceTime suddenly without function

The lawsuit filed in February revolves around the FaceTime function loss experienced on iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s with iOS 6 since April, 2014. To save money and avoid a patent pending process, Apple has changed the FaceTime connection technology with iOS 7 and at the same time a "concocted plan to force millions of users to update", The applicant puts forward - even though the manufacturer was aware that the transition to iOS 7 for owners of iPhone models "highly problematic" is because the fix to, among other things "Slowness and crashes" could lead.

On April 16, 2014 Apple explained that a failure by an expired certificate could cause you can not obtain FaceTime calls longer lead. To use the integrated VoIP service again, an update was due. Users who had remained conscious on iOS 6, so had necessarily to iOS 7 update if your device supports - such as the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s. iOS 6.1.6 Apple released exclusively for the iPhone 3GS and iPod touch fourth generation, who could not install iOS 7th(LBE)