Apple Accused Of Intentionally Breaking FaceTime

Apple is facing a class action lawsuit in California that claims the company intentionally broke FaceTime on iOS 6 to push more consumers to iOS 7. The suit also says iPhone 4 and 4s units that were forced to upgrade ended up being more likely to crash and have slow performance issues.

According to legal filings, Apple developed a new version of FaceTime in response to a lawsuit from VirnetX, which accused the company of patent infringement. The new version of FaceTime required users to switch to iOS 7, but that introduced performance problems.