First Action-Class Lawsuit Filed Against Apple and AT&T Over iPhone 4 Antenna Issue

By , Jul 1, 2010

LawsuitIt was only a matter of time until this happened. The lawsuit that obviously focuses on the iPhone 4 antenna issue, makes several claims:

  • General Negligence (APPLE and AT&T)
  • Defect in Design, Manufacture, and Assembly (APPLE)
  • Breach of Express Warranty (APPLE)
  • Breach of Implied Warranty for Merchantability (APPLE and AT&T)
  • Breach of Implied Warranty of Fitness for a Particular Purpose (APPLE and AT&T)
  • Deceptive Trade Practices (APPLE and AT&T)
  • Intentional Misrepresentation (APPLE and AT&T)
  • Negligent Misrepresentation (APPLE and AT&T)
  • Fraud by Concealment (APPLE and AT&T)

I don’t like lawsuits as they usually don’t solve the issue, they just compensate it. In this case however, Apple’s audacity and lack of action is such that I can understand why a few people would want to sue the company.

Thank god MacGyver has a fix for this antenna issue.

[via Gizmodo]

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    Sebastien, the fix to the problem should not be coming from the buyers. Apple is in a hurry to launch a product to keep up their rep. Something new has been coming out every year from Apple. And here we are in 2010 buying a new phone that does not comply with requirements.

    Apple is great with inventions, I think it’s a great idea to have antenna built into the body for reception improvement. But those guys are not so brilliant with their testings.

    It seems to me that there is gonna be no software fix for this issue, nor do I think it has anything to do with the sim card. Ultimately, iPhone4′s launch was rushed.

    I’ll agree with you that usually a case like this one would result in compensation. But I doubt it’ll be the case this time. If apple compensates anything to one person, by law they’d have to compensate for all of the DEFECTED products sold, iPhone 4 in our case.

    I guess someone was not happy with the ‘BUY a case’ answer, that’s not the solution every person spending more than 500$ expects from a top tech manufacturer.

    Bottom line, I’m happy I didn’t rush with my iPhone upgrade. Keep us informed about the case if you can, interesting what the outcome will be.

  • ghettocowboy

    I was expecting a recall but apple acts so slow therefore law suit…

  • Appletiser

    an inevitable course of action i guess. i still laugh at how so-called apple designers and technicians failed to grasp the wide known fact that the human skin is a conductor. either they deliberately ignored this or they really are as inept as this fiasco is proving :)

  • http://unknowntechs.wordpress.com Demetrius Tucker

    I support the lawsuit.