Apple slapped with class-action lawsuit over iPhone 6 'Touch Disease'

The suit, filed in San Jose, CA, accuses Apple of both fraud and violation...
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46. lyndon420

Posts: 6793; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I think we're allowed to follow only 50 articles...and you need to click the follow button before you post your comment - not after.

7. AlikMalix unregistered

Ha-ha-ha. I knew it was gonna happen - and it should. The way Apple handled this problem (from reports) was poor. Usually Apple patches quickly and replaces/fixes affected devices even if out of warranty. This time it seemed they just told people to pay for repairs themselves. This is widespread enough of an issue for Apple to just eat it. I hope this will get the affected users fully compensated or their devices fixed with no out of pocket. pS. Just realized all the iPhone fans above agree with this lawsuit. Cudos!!!

8. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Good, this should get apple to replace all affected units for free, no one should be paying more to fix the side-effects of #Bendgate...

9. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I totally agree. I'm glad I got rid of my 6 when I did now. Apple, you are better than this. You don't have to hide under the rug when you hear about a hardware problem like a MSFT or LG. You have ample money (and opportunity) to fix this issue, so get it done. It should have never gotten to this point.......

11. AlikMalix unregistered

Exactly, this would never happen if Johnny didn't have an obsession about thinness - no one asked or complained for devices to be thinner than 5/5s.

56. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The problem was making rhe phone thin they shoikd have been smart enough to shore up the design and use a stronger material. What the heck was the engineers doing? Even Samsung knew better than that? See there are things money just cant buy. You shoukd not have been able to just bend the phone in your pocket or with your bare hands. Like the woman at thw S6 release said..."My first language may nkt be engineering, but I know this stuff will not bend"; as sve cracked on Apple. When you take your finger and thump the iPhone, feels lkke you are thumping a full can of soda. The Galaxy feels like you're thumping a solid thick metal block.its actually makes a "thump" sound. It's been a new lawsuit every month since not unlocking that iPhone. KARMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

66. AlikMalix unregistered

Shut up dude. Everyone learned from apples mistake. Before that phones would bend under even less pressure - Apple is the only one that got the headlines. Now everyone uses 7000 grade aluminum. I'm so annoyed by the same "spit" you keep making fully knowing you're only telling half of the story. Stop pretending to be so damn ignorant or stupid. It's annoying.

12. lyndon420

Posts: 6793; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

This should be good. Can't just slap a bumper case on this one and call it fixed. ;)

23. matistight

Posts: 986; Member since: May 13, 2009

No, but maybe people can stop breaking their phones.

45. lyndon420

Posts: 6793; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

It goes further than that. From what I read it is a flaw in the design of a certain chip...and it's pretty much hereditary and to be expected on the model(s) in question.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22106; Member since: May 28, 2014

#Thingate, anyone? Lol. J/K. Seriously, this is just poor designing on Apple's part, and they need to just pony up the cash for any user affected by this. And someone please give Ive a kick in the @$$ over all of this "make it thinner", anorexic BS he's obsessed with.

15. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Amen to that.

27. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Blah, I love Motorola, but their Moto Z line is thinner than Apple's iPhone.... I wonder if their devices will experience the same issues? Only time will tell I suppose.

29. meanestgenius

Posts: 22106; Member since: May 28, 2014

If the materials that it's made from are not strong enough, and the phone is that thin, then I'd say yes, there could be a potential problem in the future.

16. Fona13A unregistered

lol...

22. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

That's why I upgrade my iPhone every year While it still has the 1year warranty....and sell my old iPhone at a reasonable price...iPhones always have good resale values vs. Android phones.

33. AlikMalix unregistered

If issues like that continue - resale value won't last this long. Here's hoping cook and ive learn something from this.

47. lyndon420

Posts: 6793; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

So you're always paying for the cost of a new phone plus whatever your carrier charges? Basically you're essentially leasing your phone(s) correct?

48. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Isn't that always the case with every carrier phone? That's all carriers really are after all.......lease dictators.

49. lyndon420

Posts: 6793; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Not necessarily. For all I know vliang86 might buy his phones outright. With Android though there are many tiers in pricing when starting a new 2 year contract...many can be had for $0.00 and up to almost $800 on a new contract.

57. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No because I buy my phones cash most times, so im not leasing.

50. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I live in Canada and don't sign contracts with carriers. I usually buy the iPhones/Android phones at cost and sell them later when upgrading.

51. lyndon420

Posts: 6793; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Canadian eh? Same here eh lol. My phones last me until I break the screen...but with the paranoia I've developed along with the type of case I'm using, I might be into this Nexus 6 for quite awhile lol.

59. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Nexus 6 is a good phone and is going to last a long time:)

30. meanestgenius

Posts: 22106; Member since: May 28, 2014

I think it would be in Apple's best interest to just pay up for any and all affected users. A long, drawn out battle in court could actually do harm to Apple's image with its buying public. They could very well see this as Apple just trying to stick it to the end user.

34. AlikMalix unregistered

Yep... [Edit]. I mean, green thumbs-up!!!

36. meanestgenius

Posts: 22106; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao!

38. fyah_king unregistered

Hoax! An iphone is trouble free. It's perfect from what my friends are telling me.

43. AlikMalix unregistered

Your friends are liars. Get new friends.

44. meanestgenius

Posts: 22106; Member since: May 28, 2014

He's being sarcastic, Alik.
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