A class action lawsuit against Apple for allegedly misleading customers about the notorious Specter and Meltdown vulnerabilities has been dismissed.
Reuters reported US District Judge Edward Davila in San Jose, California, ruling that the plaintiffs failed to prove that Apple knew about the vulnerabilities and therefore remained silent and oversold their products. Nor could they prove that Apple had deployed security patches that significantly slowed down the devices’ performance.
Apple and other tech giants first reported spotting the two bugs in early 2018. The customers who filed the class action lawsuit at the time claimed Apple knew about the bugs as early as June 2017, but remained silent on the matter until now New York Times Report basically forced her to speak.
Vague claims and affirmative misrepresentation
But the judge says the plaintiffs couldn’t prove they relied on Apple’s marketing to make their purchasing decisions. Apple claims that their…