Lawsuit Accuses Apple of Bricking iPhone 3Gs with iOS 4 to Sell More iPhone 4s
Plaintiff Biana Wofford has filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of California for San Diego. She alleges that Apple knew that iOS 4 would essentially "brick" the iPhone 3G, and that the Cupertino, CA-based company hoped that such bricking would boost iPhone 4 sales. Wofford is seeking class action status.
Aside from Wofford's complaint alleging that Apple knew that the update from iOS 3.x would brick or rather, turn her iPhone 3G into a "device with little more use than that of a paper weight," Wofford also addressed the difficulties with downgrading the ROM on an iDevice. Indeed, Apple has never offered a company-certified way for someone to simply plug their iDevice into iTunes and downgrade to an earlier ROM.