Sunday, January 30, 2011
A California resident named Donald LeBuhn has filed a class action lawsuit against Apple.
He claims that his daughter dropped his almost new iPhone 4 from just 3 feet which resulted in the glass shattering. Yup, good ol’ Glassgate is back y’all:
LeBuhn’s beef starts with the fact that Apple markets the strength of the iPhone 4 glass as “20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic,” and is “ultradurable” and made of the same material as the “glass used in helicopters and high-speed trains.”
This, LeBuhn claims, is all part of Apple’s ruse.
In actuality, he says in the lawsuit, “Months after selling millions of iPhone 4s, Apple has failed to warn and continues to sell this product with no warning to customers that the glass housing is defective.”
I always thought putting glass on both sides of the iPhone 4 was a risky idea, and i really hope they dont go with that for the iPhone 5. But is something like this, really actionable? Do you think Apple should pay up?