False Ad Claims Survive In Suit Over Buggy IPhone Upgrade

Law360, New York (April 25, 2012, 9:59 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday let false advertising claims stand in a putative class action alleging Apple Inc. distributed software updates that impaired older iPhones, but dismissed claims that Apple broke implied warranties and interfered with AT&T Mobility LLC contracts.

Named plaintiffs Bianca Wofford and Suzann Lennox allege public comments by late Apple Chairman Steve Jobs misled them into believing the iOS 4.0 operating system would be fully compatible with their iPhone 3G and 3GS models, but the upgrades actually turned the devices into “virtually...
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