Australia: Apple sued by regulator over refusal to service ‘bricked’ iPhones

Australia’s consumer watchdog is taking Apple to court.

The regulator is accusing the US tech giant of violating consumers’ rights by refusing to service certain iPhones and iPads that were disabled by a software update.

Some iPad and iPhone users who used third parties to fix broken screens later received an error message after downloading an Apple software update, rendering their devices unusable, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Through the software update, Apple effectively “bricked” devices repaired by third parties and then “refused to look at or service” them, the commission said, calling it a breach of Australian consumer law.

Full Content: BBC News

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