More law firms join class action suit against Apple over "Touch Disease"
posted by Alan F. / Oct 10, 2016, 12:52 AM
Back in August, Apple was hit with a class action suit as the lead plaintiff stated that the affected iPhone models have a flaw in design that causes all of the issues. Jason Villmer, the owner of one repair shop, said that the manufacturing defect makes the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus "a ticking time bomb." He adds that all iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units have a touch of the disease.
Experts believe that touchscreen controller chips are at fault. The chips are losing contact with the motherboard after a period of time, preventing them from working. A metal plate added at the time of the phone's production would have prevented all of the problems from happening. Apple is requesting that those with an out-of-warranty iPhone, pay for a replacement. However, those who have spent $329 for a replacement refurbished iPhone are finding the same problem occurring on the refurbished model just a few days or weeks after receiving them.
Apple has claimed ignorance about the issue, even though five current and former Apple Geniuses say that Apple is aware of "Touch Disease." An updated lawsuit has been filed that adds several new plaintiffs and three new law firms to the case. There are now 9,539 members of the class who have experienced the "Touch Disease."
You can read all 51 pages of the amended complaint, which we embedded below for your reading pleasure. If you own an iPhone and have experienced this problem, you might want to contact one of the law firms listed in the complaint.
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"You can read all 51 pages of the amended complaint," Lol...nope. I'll take your word for it.
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 12:55 AM 12
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That's the problem with these agreements today. The writers purposely spam the poop out of it so that people won't read the comments. For all I know we can be giving them rights to probe us and nobody will ever notice.
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 4:31 AM 0
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9500 affected. Wow thats a lot.
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 1:38 AM 2
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and they still deny it and refusing exchange, lol
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 3:18 AM 11
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Same thing they did with the phoen bending. What is it about Apple's great QC? I don't understand why Apple uses the least amount of parts to make a solid device. The iPhone 6 Plus. Since apple doesn't use magnesium to shore up the phone, why would they make the phone bigger with 6000 series aluminum which is very thin? Then when it bent, they didn't want to replace it. If I had one and they refused, I would have did exactly what that guy in France did. Go right into the store and break whatever I could and dare anyone of those fragile unarmed guards to even try to touch me. I don't care if something goes wrong with a product. But if it isn't my fault, I expect you to fix it. Out of warranty? First off, manufacturer defects should always be covered. If I have to pay for a replacement, then you should give me 50% the latest model. In other words, defective iPhone 6 Plus? Then sell me a 6S Plus for 50% ist retail cost and that would be fair. Apple refused to own up to a simple problem. Now they will have to refund every single person who has paid, and as far as replacing; the court could make them replace it with the 6S. No matter how bad Samsung's issue is, they owned up to it. Apple rather be sued...AGAIN. Screw them! Since I can't trust you, I won't be buying your crap anymore. My iPad Pro is going to the Philippines this year. I wont even buy another ARM based tablet from any brand. But it will be the last Apple product I will ever buy. As much money as they have made, for them to treat customers like this is BS. Apple I hope you die the most horrible death vs any other OEM.
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 12:20 PM 1
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Are other countries' iphone affected by the same "disease"? That would be weird if not. By the way, considering Apple sold millions of iPhone 6/6 Plus, so 9500 is a small portion.
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 2:06 AM 0
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That is the most stupidest thing fools keep saying. Well 10,000 is only a small portion compared to the million sold. So was the Note 7 issue. Consider 1.5M were sold and only 100 showed an issue is a small portion. The issue is though, every phone is possibly affected with the same issue. Its not a matter of if it will happen, its when. So since its such a asmall number, then why didnt APple replace the devices for free? Since ist such a small number, why is Apple not owning up to the issue they know about? Instead of caring about how small the number is, how about a company with $200B shouldn't be charging a customer for manufacturer defects. The Note 7 has a defective...whatever! How much did Samsung charge me? NOTHING. They replaced it for free. Now what would they have done if the phone was out of warranty? Not sure. But I had a Tab S which was still in warranty in the USA. I sent it to the Philippines. The person I gave it too, charged it with a 220V plug and damaged it. Samsung re[paired it for free. even though it was a USA device.
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 12:25 PM 0
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Class action suits suxs and only benefits the sucking vampires as lawyers. Peoples get s**ts compensation back, while Apple still benefits from each sold iphone and biggest winners are blood sucking vampires lawyers!
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 2:25 AM 4
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Like the Samsung 7 problems, I'll bet this is related to the push for thinner and thinner devices.
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 6:21 AM 0
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Typical apple using low quality components in thier low-quality-premium-price phones I just feel sorry for those people who pay premium price for these phones and think they are expensive because it is a high quality phone
posted on Oct 10, 2016, 8:15 AM 0
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