It looks like the now infamous Error 53 has caused a black eye for Apple, as a class-action lawsuit has been filed against Apple, citing that the tech company’s actions happen to be a violation of California’s Unfair Competition Law. Just to get a better grasp of what the controversial Error 53 is all about, it is an iOS Time/Date bug which will end up bricking your precious handset.
Law firm Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala (PCVA) were the ones who filed a class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and in the lawsuit, cited that Apple’s Error 53 would ensure that the iPhone 6 or newer models would be “bricked,” or made useless, claiming that such actions are tantamount to “negligence” and happens to have violated California’s Unfair Competition Law – without excluding the violation of other statutes, too.
PCVA wrote, “As alleged in this Complaint, Apple has been unjustly enriched as a result of its wrongful conduct and unfair competition. Plaintiffs and the Class members are accordingly entitled to equitable relief including restitution and/or disgorgement of all revenues, earnings, profits, compensation, and benefits which may have been obtained by Apple as a result of such business practices. The phones are bricked after users install a phone update. Once bricked the phone is essentially useless.”