Who didn’t see this coming from a mile away? Apple and US carrier AT&T have been slapped with a class action lawsuit filed in the US District Court in Maryland, with the defects on the iPhone along with general negligence, and fraud by concealment. Ouch.
The lawsuit also claims that Apple and AT&T of breaching the implied warranties for merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, deceptive trade practises and intentional and negligent misrepresentation. Apple has also been sued for breaching express warranties.
For those living under a rock, the new revolutionary design of the antennas for the phone have been causing problems, including a decrease in signal quality when touching them – which is not a good thing. Reports came in from around the world about dropped calls and the dropping of quality during calls, and even the loss of internet connections.
Plus, it didn’t help when Steve Jobs responded to the problems: “Just avoid holding it that way,” only to be shown that Apple was promoting how a normal human being would hold the phone.
The lawsuit was filed by Ward & Ward, PPLC and Charles A. Gilman, LLC on behalf of several iPhone 4 users. Gizmodo, who broke the story, states that this is not the same class action lawsuit said to be in the works by the same firm who sued both Facebook and Zynga, the makers of FarmVille.
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