Group FaceTime in iOS 12.1

Apple Faces First Lawsuit Over Group FaceTime Bug

Well, that didn’t take long. A day after news of a major bug in Group FaceTime broke, Apple is facing its first lawsuit over it. Bloomberg is reporting that Houston, Texas based attorney Larry Williams II is suing the Cupertino tech giant after he claims the bug allowed someone to listen into a sworn deposition.

Attorney Larry Williams II said the glitch intrudes on the privacy of “one’s most intimate conversations without consent,” according to the complaint he filed in state court in Houston. He said he was eavesdropped on while taking sworn testimony during a client deposition.


Mr. Williams is seeking unspecified punitive damages on his claims of negligence, product liability, misrepresentation and warranty breach.

For those that haven’t kept up, the bug allows for you to see and listen to a caller even if they do not accept the FaceTime call. The bug was first discovered by 9to5Mac and Apple has acknowledged that it exists. Indeed, the Cupertino company went as far as to disable the new Group FaceTime feature with a promised fix to come later this week.

Undoubtedly this will not be the only lawsuit that Apple faces over this bug given the nature of it but this is believed to be the first. So far, Apple has not responded to the lawsuit publicly.

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