Lawsuit Claims Apple Used iOS 9 to Ruin iPhone 4s Performance

11:17 AM, Dec. 30th, 2015 · · iObserver

Lawsuit claims Apple used iOS 9 to hobble the iPhone 4s

Apple is facing a class action lawsuit in New York over claims that it intentionally hobbled iOS 9 performance on the iPhone 4s in a scheme to force users into upgrading to new phones. The plaintiffs accused Apple of false advertising and deceptive trade practices, and are asking for more than US$5 million in damages.

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Apple was able to make iOS 9 run on four year old mobile devices. That's pretty impressive. Had the company blocked the iPhone 4s and iPad 2 from upgrading to iOS 9 the lawsuit would've probably been about artificially prohibiting upgrades to force new iPhone sales.

iSafe Drive Lite for iOS Devices (32GB): $69

4:39 PM, Dec. 29th, 2015 · · iObserver

iSafe Drive Lite

Check out the iSafe Drive Lite, a storage device with a Lightning connector on one side and a USB connector on the other. Use that slider to pick which one is out. It's MFi-certified, and it's designed to let you transfer data between your Mac or PC and your iOS device. You can stream music or movies from it, and it's protected with AES 256 bit encryption. Pretty slick, and through our deal you can get it for $69. Check out the deal listing for details.

Replace AppleCare for Your iPhone With These Credit Cards

8:27 PM, Dec. 23rd, 2015 · · iObserver

Broken iPhone

Here's an interesting idea for thinking differently about AppleCare for your iPhone. It turns out that several banks have a credit card feature called Cellular Telephone Protection that will cover you in the event of a damaged or lost iPhone between $200 and $600, depending on the bank.