As it was reported by AppleInsider, Apple is sued for the slow performance and some issues on iPhone 4s after it’s upgrade to iOS 9. The Class Action Lawsuit is filed by Chaim Lerman to Apple in New York for deceptive trade practices and false advertising in violation of New York General Business Law, in which they are seeking $5 million from Apple in its demand.
Plaintiff and the other owners of the iPhone 4s face the inconvenience in using iPhone 4s after iOS 9 upgrade, such as slow performance, freezing, and crash.
“The update significantly slowed down their iPhones and interfered with the normal usage of the device, leaving the Plaintiff with a difficult choice: use a slow and buggy device that disrupts everyday life or spend hundreds of dollars to buy a new phone,” the lawsuit says. “Apple explicitly represented to the public that iOS 9 is compatible with and supports the iPhone 4S. And Apple failed to warn iPhone 4S owners that the update may or will interfere with the device’s performance.”
iOS 9 was released in 2012 with its compatibility with iPhone 4s, iPod Touch 5th, and iPad 2. These 3 devices are powered by an Apple A5 processor. Previously, Apple has faced the similar issue with iPhone 3G after users upgraded it to iOS 4 and iPhone 4 after iOS 7 upgrade.
At this point, we don’t have further information, and we don’t know yet if Apple responded. Here is the full view of the case in a Scribd document.