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

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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75 Comments

75. elpuser

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 26, 2009

Apple is going to destroy these idiots, just return the phone, and get another phone brand geez, stupid ppl these days

60. anthonygolovey

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 30, 2009

It's funny how everyone is blaming apple, here's what really happened guys. AT&T told apple to create a program that would make more bars on your phone then there really is, so it would appear that you always have full service, but when people started digging and blaming apple, they admitted that the bars are incorrect, why would they take blame for what AT&T created in the first place, think about it totally makes sense. This goes back to the first iPhone when AT&T used to be really bad, and now they have improved by much. As the law suit continues I wouldn't be surprised if apple came put publicly about this. I have the new iPhone 4 and do not have dropped calls issues even if I hold it where Steve jobs tells me not too, what happens is the phone says I have full bars which is bs and when I hold it on bottom right long enough it just goes down to 2 bars and stays there, but when I let it go goes back to 5 bars.

70. hcbarclay

Posts: 62; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

who are you and why do you think you know so much?! the entire country says its a problem and you seem to have all the answers...why arent they contacting you for help then?! and why is it all over the media?!

50. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Sure the logic is "don't buy it if you don't like it" but considering how hyped up apple made their new iphone. You'd think this problem wouldn't exist. And even so, admit to the problem and try to fix it. No, instead they are trying to make a quick buck out of their own issues with the iphone. People don't like being ripped off, its common knowledge. If you bought something expensive, that is suppose to be the greatest of its class. You expect it to be working properly. You expect to get what you paid for.

48. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Wow makes Apple look like con-artist, you can sue for anything now adays. Ima sue apple for using the phrase Itouch b/c I been touching myself for years LOL

49. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

lol, nice - yeah - not every product succeeds in the marketplace - if people do not buy it - then it must have not succeeded. If you keep your iphone past 30 days, then good luck returning it....sorry, no sympathy here, folks. You know the rules. No one twisted your arm (OUCH!!) to buy the phone - it is not the only phone and network out there....

47. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Wow kinda makes apple look like con-artists. Maybe if i complain enough about not winning the lottery, they could finally give me some money lol

46. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

BooHOO, I bought an iphone - BAHHH, I am a sheep lost without my iphone and unable to think for myself....please mr. lawyer, help me......

42. taaars

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 27, 2010

The deal is if Apple just say "Yes we screwed the pooch on this one" and started a recall it would be a no issue. Granted, people have the right to return it, and you may see several do so. And to those who say they don't have issues now...what do you do when your warranty is up and you start having the issues? . Apple is treating its customers base like they were a bunch of brain washed simpletons that well believe anything they say...oh..wait..I forget.... isheep...

41. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Just two weeks ago I bought a brand new car. When I took it home, I discovered I couldn't make right turns. Looking at the front axle, I saw that there was a stop keeping it from turning right. In an email from the CEO, he suggested that from now on, I should drive one block past my intended right turn, then make 3 left turns. I can still get where I want, it's a non-issue. He did give me the choice of returning it - they'd just keep 15% of the price as a restock fee. That seems fair. I'd be embarrassed to seek legal remedy for it.

45. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

my state has 30-day lemon policy - cha-ching!!....

54. penoy24

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 01, 2010

your still stuck with the contract!!!

69. hcbarclay

Posts: 62; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

NOT STUCK WITH THE CONTRACT IT JUST GOES BACK TO HOW IT WAS BEFORE YOU CAME INTO THE STORE...THIS IS COMMON WITH ANY CARRIER

34. pocholo

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

wow if they dont like the iphone whyy bother to gett it ?

39. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

ding ding - actuall, they want the iphone and are mad that is not that great.....

51. dsg_cobra

Posts: 35; Member since: Nov 25, 2009

why is it so hard to comprehend, you dont realize this looking at the box waiting in line? they already have the phone and now are being told to return what they were so psyched about getting or buying an accessory to make it work right, how is that fair? if i buy a ferari for 250,000 i want to be able to pull out and rip through the gears right? but i pull out and cant go faster that 30mph? i go back and they say oh yeah by the way thats a valet key, for only 10,000 more il give you the actual key for it. :) now do you understand?

29. Phullofphil

Posts: 1846; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Sue happy or not you should not have to put something over a phone to make it work. If thats true why make the phone pretty at all why not make it out of ugly brown plastic you wont see it any way. Why redesign the outside when you wont be able to see it. Yeah the lawyers are usually greedy but something needs to be done. Even if everybody just return there phone. I think there should be a recall which i have said every time i commented on this situation.

74. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

People put covers on their expensive cell phones to protect them from damage.

25. bossmann20

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

no one told apple to put a defective phone out in the market then want to have the consumers feel dumb saying they holding it wrong! GTFOH! They so smart they really dumb and im glad it backfired!!!! PERIOD

27. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

True, so do not buy it - why does anyone have a right to sue a company for a product that can be returned within 30 days from when you bought it?? Bad mark on apple. In all honesty, my friends and family who have the iphone 4 have no problem with theirs. This is all really a bunch of media hype...

30. Phullofphil

Posts: 1846; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

because its unethical, illegal and just plain bullshit they do not admit it.

31. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Well if that's the motto, then no one told you to buy the phone. Since this antenna mishap has been reported ppl continue to buy the phone but complain about this issue. This is a complete waste of litigation and is a opportunity to try get some quick cheddar cheese off of Apple. Money hungry lawyers and dumb consumers gravitatin like horny sheep to the slaughter for phone that requires a rubber casing make calls. For those proud owners prior to this fiasco, you had to have the phone so live it until its corrected. Americans i tell u...always complainin. I have verizon btw

32. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Finally, someone with common sense - CRICKET to the rescue.... YOU...CAN...RETURN....the phone (say it like CAPT KIRK). Send a message to apple and return the phone and STEVE will listen because he will see money walking out on him. A lawsuit does nothing - it looks silly - it is a waste of money (great for lawyers). Take ownership of a situation - the phone should not be your life...

55. scvzw2

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 20, 2010

Networkdood i think they understand that you can take the phone back within 30 days problem is you return your at&t service with it you are stuck in the contract for 1 or 2 years this sucks for the people who switched to At&t just for the iphone why should they be stuck with some other phone on At&t just because the phone they switched for dosent work properly?

56. deadpool_ct

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

The thing that people are missing on here is that AT&T has the same thing as every other carrier, you have 30 days with the phone, PLUS THE CONTRACT. If you dont like the phone, the carrier or the coverage, YOU HAVE 30 DAYS TO RETURN IT ALL AND GET OUT OF YOUR CONTRACT. So everybody that is saying you are stuck in the contract, you need to just shut the hell up and read the rules on your contract a little better. For everybody else, who cares, lawsuits come and go, look at all of the lawsuits between phone makers and other little companies. Its called cry me a river, build me a bridge, and get the funk over it. As it sits right now, I am happy with my Moto Droid from VZW, and all of you iPhone criers can go lick balls. The phone sucks, and losing everyday to the VZW network and the phones that it has to offer.

68. hcbarclay

Posts: 62; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

EVO!!

73. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

Unethical is how most people make their decisions. This is based on companies business models.

20. mdw92581

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 25, 2010

T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant a Galaxy S Phone For the WIN!!

28. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

And, what is up with some posting....."FOR THE WIN!"....or "FOR THE LOSE!!" Really, what is up with that? We are discussing phones/technology as though we root for a team. Corporate America sees us as numbers....

33. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Corporate ANYWHERE sees you as #'s homey...

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