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Class-action suit filed against Apple because of the iPhone 4

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Class-action suit filed against Apple because of the iPhone 4
Once problems involving the iPhone 4 started popping up and Apple started dragging their feet, you knew that the lawyers would become involved. And now, it appears that a class-action lawsuit has been filed against the Cupertino based firm. And a leaked internal Apple memo that tells employees how to hold the phone correctly to avoid connectivity problems could be the "smoking gun". The suit, filed in Maryland, has a long list of complaints, charging Apple and AT&T with General Negligence, Breach of implied warranty, Deceptive Trade Practices, Intentional and Negligent Misrepresentation and Fraud by concealment among others. Apple alone is being charged with Defect in Design, Manufacture and Assembly. This is just the beginning of what looks to be a big pay day for the lawyers. The entire complaint can be found at the source link. Don't expect a big pay day if you're an iPhone 4 owner. Usually, the members of the class-action end up with the short end of the stick.

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source: Gizmodo




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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


WOW! Stick it to em... OOorrrr, you could just buy a rubber band to wrap around the phone, then theres NO LAWSUIT! Nah, Sue the Basterds! They deserve it for releasing a half done phone, Im glad Verizon customers didnt get this model, all the signal hype we suuposed to give the phone, and it comes down to how you hold it...we would of had a hard time with that one...

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 12:11

3. cadetz (unregistered)


you mean INCLUDE the rubber band and there will be no problem =D it's cheap enough that apple can stuff a rubber band in the box for shipment and have it multi color just for the youthful image & trendy approach now it's all about marketing their marketing experts are falling asleep and the PR doesn't know anything

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 13:39

13. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)


Actually I work for Verizon and there's a customer in my store RIGHT NOW with an iPhone4 WITH the rubber thing around the edge and while it helps with making phone calls it's almost impossible for me to get a solid data connection unless I hold the phone with just two fingers on the very top...

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 13:59

16. rwolf1984 (Posts: 532; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)


not true

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 15:50

35. matt1q2aw3 (unregistered)


I love this....Apple goofed on something sooooo simple, this appears to be a design flaw not based upon computer programming or faulty components.... but simply improper design of the antenna as well as improper testing... Then again, how could Apple properly test their products when they can't even keep track of their prototypes. Those all end up in a puddle of spilled beer and redbull-vodkas. It would be an absolute disgrace if the employee who designed the antenna was fired for this and Jobs is still gets to water and fertilize his orchard of I-bitches. Somewhere on the product testing checklist there is a missing box for "does this phone drop more calls then would be expected?" Someone get me a wool shirt.

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 15:50

36. matt1q2aw3 (unregistered)


I love this....Apple goofed on something sooooo simple, this appears to be a design flaw not based upon computer programming or faulty components.... but simply improper design of the antenna as well as improper testing... Then again, how could Apple properly test their products when they can't even keep track of their prototypes. Those all end up in a puddle of spilled beer and redbull-vodkas. It would be an absolute disgrace if the employee who designed the antenna was fired for this and Jobs is still gets to water and fertilize his orchard of I-bitches. Somewhere on the product testing checklist there is a missing box for "does this phone drop more calls then would be expected?" Someone get me a wool shirt.

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 15:55

37. matt1q2aw3 (unregistered)


What is 1.7 million times the price of a rubber cover? 34 million baaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh baaaaaaaaaaaaaah pay up shepherd!!

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 16:18

38. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


especially since with EVERY Apple purchase they include the SAME DAMN WHITE HEADPHONES!!!! Im sure Apple nuts have LOTS of heaphones, but not a lot of BARS!

posted on 02 Jul 2010, 19:47

58. wade1968 (Posts: 224; Member since: 12 Apr 2010)


Apple and At&T because they have so much money. I think it will be increadible hard to when a court case against either one, let alone both companies combined.

posted on 03 Jul 2010, 17:34

59. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


The thing that really pisses me off is the other article about how Verizon got sued for their contracts ETF's. People seem to justify the suing of a company that clearly discloses the contract your about to sign and the terms of the agreement that you are bound to if you agree. But in this article people are defending the fact that the company had complete control over their negligence, how Apple fails to take responsibility, and refuses to fix the problem. They dont put a stop on sales, they're still dumping truck loads of these problematic phones to the public without resolving the issue. This to me sounds like the Toyota Prius all over again.

posted on 04 Jul 2010, 09:51

61. hcbarclay (Posts: 62; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


how can anyone say anything on here is not true? are you at the store with him? do you have an iphone4? and there are so many of these worthless hunks of glass and steel that one could be horrible and the next 5 could be fine...i think you should think about what you are saying before you post it on the WWW and show everyone your intelligence...

posted on 04 Jul 2010, 09:53

62. hcbarclay (Posts: 62; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


lmao those cheap ass headphones that are soooo junky!

posted on 04 Jul 2010, 09:54

63. hcbarclay (Posts: 62; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


is it the company or the IDIOTS that keep buying these phones that should be PIMP slapped?!

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 12:09

2. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


As much as I think the iPhone 4 antenna debacle is a perfect example of bad engineering practice, it doesn't deserve a class action suit. The people filling this lawsuit and their ambulance chasing counsel are just try to make a quick buck... And yes, I know I'm probably going to get flamed for this, but I'm concerned that too many of these types of lawsuits are going to keep companies like Apple from trying new things like putting the antennas on the outside. As much as it was poorly executed, it was a good idea...

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 12:20

5. mdw92581 (Posts: 131; Member since: 25 Feb 2010)


So how else do you get Apple to correct their wrong? You think they are just gonna decide to give out these free bumpers that they are charging $30 for on their own? Seriously man they put this product out with its organs showing and then tell you that your holding it wrong and you should buy a bandaid? F!@K THAT! I think the iPhone 4 is awsome but what they are doing to the consumer is not right especially for the hundreds of dollars we're paying for it.

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 13:24

12. luv_droids (Posts: 30; Member since: 21 May 2010)


It's not the face that they were trying something new.... they knew it was flawed, they still put it into production and sold it to the public with the defect. Then they say there is no problem... then say you are holding it wrong like you're a retard who doesnt know how to hold a cell phone. So in this instance they deserve to be sued because they knowingly put out a defective device HOPING the consumer was too dumb to notice, or dumb enough to believe they were holding it wrong when mostly EVERYONE holds a cell from the bottom.

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 14:01

18. rwolf1984 (Posts: 532; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)


nak i agree with you...this is obnoxious...here is how you correct a bad product return or don't buy the phone...its not bad engineering...its not defective...vote and reward for a good company with your dollars...if the at&t and Apple iPhone solution is for you great if not there are plenty of alternatives...there is no reason for all drama everytime there is an iPhone story...

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 14:16

23. bossmann20 (Posts: 38; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)


o please they knew that iphone was going to have crappy connections with their 'special engineering,' but it came back and haunted them so they need to be expose and i hope they get hell of money from apple and at&t

posted on 02 Jul 2010, 10:01

57. deago78 (Posts: 160; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I actually agree with you on this. People sue for far too little these days. Mind you, I am not condoning apple's faulty antenna. To be honest I own the iPhone 4 and I have only had a single dropped call, but that may be due to the simple fact that all users will hold their phones differently. In my opinion I believe the simplest and most appropriate solution comes with apple sending a black bumper to everyone who purchased one that they have record of. We all know that that bumber costs nowhere near the $30 they are selling it for. It most likely costs less than a dollar to manufacture. This would mean that their profit loss, ignoring those who may have purchased a bumper at some point for $30, is significantly less than the every growing class action suit that is being filed against them.

posted on 04 Jul 2010, 09:55

64. hcbarclay (Posts: 62; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


the bumpers cost CONSUMERS $30 not CRAPPLE...think about it more like $3 if that, its rubber for crying out loud

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 12:15

4. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


this lawsuit is an example of Americans have had enough of big business half assing stuff and then giving arrogant remarks on the reasoning behind it.

posted on 04 Jul 2010, 09:57

65. hcbarclay (Posts: 62; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


church...

posted on 04 Jul 2010, 14:30

71. rfrapp (Posts: 77; Member since: 10 Jun 2010)


Agreed

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 12:34

6. dsg_cobra (Posts: 35; Member since: 25 Nov 2009)


exactly, dont feel bad for apple, they told their employee's and at&t to not say their is an issue, and to tell them its the consumers fault for holding it wrong, then they tell the customer for only 29.99 you can hold your phone like you want to. this is bull s**t. LG realized that the env3 had a build defect, the battery didnt fit properly in the phone, We at vzw reported this and LG acted, they rebuilt the phone and also it comes with a battery now that fits properly and now it doesnt power off randomly anymore. was it cheap?? no , was it the right thing to do?? yes. Now apple step up to the plate, swallow a small portion of your big bonus you were looking forward to and give your 2 dollar bumper cover to your large group of followers and do the right thing.

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 12:41

8. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


AT&T is not telling anyone to by a bumper. Furthermore, most iphone users spend the 29.00 or so for a bumper on the other phones. What is the difference really??

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 13:59

17. mdw92581 (Posts: 131; Member since: 25 Feb 2010)


the difference is that the Antannae are on the outside of this phone and you apparently NEED to buy a bumper to solve the problem. Do you get that? I mean it would be cool if this was called the iPhone 4 Exoskeleton Edition but its not is it?

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 14:18

24. bossmann20 (Posts: 38; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)


the difference is that with and without the 'bumper' a person should be able to make calls and hold it how they want to without losing connections!!! DUH!

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 17:56

43. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


like I said, everyone I know has a bumper on previous and current model - so, it was not like they were not going to buy it....mine cost 15.00...for my ARIA

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 12:40

7. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Another stupid lawsuit - if you do not like the phone - buy something else - no one forces you, the customer, to buy an iphone 4. These idiots are feeling peer pressure because everyone else is buying the phone and they want to feel a part of something supposedly special. 'Keeping up with Joneses'....wake up america....these are cell phones - luxury items - economy is not good right now?? lol, could have fooled us. Return your iphone 4 and get an HTC ARIA droid....or go somewhere else. You have 30 days to reverse your upgrades/return the purchase. I hope this is not costing taxpayers money as the governor of CA will make all state employees work minimum wage if the budget is not passed.

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 13:04

9. penoy24 (Posts: 5; Member since: 01 Jul 2010)


I have to register just so i can respond to this stupid comment!!! It's like buying a car because of all the hype. That's what advertisement is for and if you believe this you end up buying the stupid car and you end up with a lemon. Now your stuck with the bill and cant get out of it or else you pay extra. The effing service already sucks but you bought it anyway because the dealer told you a bunch of bull!@#$. Even though you were happy with your old one you had to buy this lemon. I think this lawsuit make sense. I was on the edge of giving up my service with my current one and paying the bill for that just for this phone. Hey maybe you dont need that bumper for this phone, just raise your other arm and the opposite leg then cluck like a chicken and hold that for an hour while your doing business on the phone. See how that feels!!

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