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    Apple is being sued over another data-gobbling bug on the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s.


    Apple is already facing a class-action lawsuit over the Wi-Fi Assist feature in iOS 9, which ended up gobbling GBs of data for customers who were unaware of how the featured worked. Now, adding to this lawsuit, the company has now been slapped by a second lawsuit for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s automatically switching to LTE from Wi-Fi for AT&T customers.

    This issue was present in the Verizon variant of the iPhone 5 and 5s as well, but Apple had fixed it via an OTA update in September 2012. However, the company took a few years to fix the same issue for AT&T subscribers. The issue persisted in iOS 6 and 7 and was only fixed by Apple in iOS 8.1, which was released in October 2014, as stated by the law firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP.


    The firm states that when streaming video over Wi-Fi on the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s for 10-20 minutes, the GPU would take over the video decompression process, which would lead the A6 and A7 CPU to go to sleep to save battery life. This would thereby cause the phone to switch from streaming the video over Wi-Fi to LTE.

    The firm argues that sine Apple never informed its customers about this issue, it violated the California consumer laws. While Verizon did not charge its subscribers for crossing their data limit due to this bug, AT&T did not do waive off data overage charges for its affected subscribers.

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