Lawsuit Claims Apple Forced People to Buy Chargers

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A new class action lawsuit against Apple claims the company’s iOS updates in 2016 forced people to buy chargers (via AppleInsider).

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2016 iOS Updates

The case was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California yesterday. The main plaintiff is Monica Emerson who is filing the suit on behalf of others.

According to the lawsuit, thousands of iPhone owners in the United States and other countries started to experience issues with their older iPhones around November 2016, with claims the devices stopped recognizing and accepting their chargers. The filing notes the chargers were also produced by Apple, not a third-party company, and that they were functioning normally before September 13, 2016.

three iPhone charger blocks

Specifically the lawsuit notes an iOS update in October 2017 came with a warning message “This accessory may not be supported” when a customer tried to charge their iPhone. It further claims Apple forced updates that were designed to reject old chargers in order to get customers to buy new ones.

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Scott B in DC
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Oh, this is BRAVO SIERRA! I get this message all the time. It happens when you try to insert the lightning cable crooked. All you have to do is unplug the lighting cable and reinsert it.

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leicaman

And Honda make be buy tires!

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I think suing Apple has become a cottage industry. Make up a complaint, file the paperwork, and hope you can be a big enough annoyance so that Apple will write a check to make you go away.

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A. 2016? Why did they wait so long? Seems like if this was a real issue they might have had a cast together in 2017, early 2018 maybe.
B. We have an iPhone 6 and SE, an iPad Air, Air 2, and 10.5 Pro. None of them have had trouble accessing the charger that came with them and they are all on the current iOS.