Apple Must Face Claims It Broke FaceTime, Judge Koh Says

Law360, New York (July 31, 2017, 10:29 PM EDT) -- U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh ruled Friday that Apple’s service agreement couldn’t free it from a proposed class action claiming that it “broke” its FaceTime service on iPhones using older operating systems, a move that forced users to choose between a software update that slowed down their phones or losing FaceTime.

Denying Apple Inc.’s motion to dismiss the suit, the Northern District of California’s Judge Koh said the tech giant’s decision to disable the video chatting service on older operating systems was not addressed in its software license, which users agreed to upon purchase.

“The portion of the software license that...

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