Consumer-rights law firm Hagens Berman had the following to say: “According to the firm’s investigation, the defect causes consumers to automatically switch from their Wi-Fi signals to using more costly cellular data when streaming videos or engaging in other activities that use large amounts of data.. Because of the automatic switch from Wi-Fi to cellular data, consumers were using huge amounts of cellular data without any warning.”
According to the intended suit Apple knew about this plaguing Wi-Fi problem from the very beggining. Yet the company did not do anything to fix it for years, until the release of iOs 8.1 in October 2014. The problem could have been made public and thus save unwanted costs for many users if Apple would have just warned iPhone users about this. To incriminate Apple even more there are now accusations that Apple was believed to have fixed a similar issue for Verizon iPhone 5 handsets, while keeping the original bug on AT&T models. Hagens Berman managing partner Steve Berman declared: “We believe Apple should not have withheld this repair for any period of time, and seek to make these affected consumers whole”.