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Apple gets sued for FaceTime bug in their latest version

Apple gets sued for FaceTime bug in their latest version

Software bugs are a part of every person’s smartphone’s life. News has recently come up where a lawyer from Houston complained about an unknown person eavesdropping over his iPhone when he was having a personal conversation with his client.

The case is filed under the name Williams v Apple Inc., 2019-06645, 133 Judicial District Court, Harris County, Texas (Houston).

So initially, due to all this chaos, Apple has been sued for some software bug issues in their latest version of iOS 12.1. This bug allows another iPhone user with the same updated software to listen to all the conversations that are held during live video group chats and only when the person is using the company’s FaceTime feature.

Attorney Larry Williams II noted that this software bug intrudes over the privacy of one’s most intimate conversations without any consent of the person. This was the main complaint that he filed in the state court in Houston.

He also said that he was eavesdropped by another person when he was having a private sworn testimony of the client during the deposition. He is trying to seek unspecified punitive damages over all his claims of negligence, product liability, misrepresentation and warranty breach.

To all the created chaos, Apple, on the other hand, has chosen not to react to the situation as these bug issues happen quite often. Even their representatives who were complained to did not immediately respond to the phone calls and email messages that were seeking their comment over the filed complaint.

The main problem that the person had to go through was when the user dialed up and opted for a FaceTime conference call, put in their phone number, and then added the number of another person. This flaw initially allowed the same video conference to be displayed on some other users iPhone.

The video was supposed to be sent to the other user if they must have clicked either their power button or one of the volume controls.

Recently, Apple has also said to mitigate the problem as they remotely disabled multi-person FaceTime from the option. The company also said that they would release a fresh software update soon.

Vinit Bhutada
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After continuing his studies in engineering, Vinit continued his innovations and gadgets exploration. He has several blogs in which he shows his experience and shares his findings with the world. It seems to be the most innovative personality on the floor. He is responsible for technological upgrades to the innovation column. He is the true runner on the road and likes to camp on mountain tops.


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