GALVESTON, Texas (CN) – Apple knows its new iPhone 4 is defective, and that normal use causes it to lose connectivity, but rather than recall it, “Apple has chosen to blame its customers for holding the phone incorrectly,” a class action claims in Federal Court.
“Apple’s solution to the design problem inherent in the iPhone4 is to tell consumers to hold the phone in a manner inconsistent with normal cell phone use, or alternatively purchase a rubber ‘bumper’ type case that is so far not widely available to the general public,” says lead plaintiff Hung Nguyen.
The proposed class includes everyone in the United States who bought an Apple iPhone 4 since June 24.
The class seeks damages for negligence, breach of warranty, defective design, intentional misrepresentation, negligent misrepresentation, fraud and deceptive trade.
Counsel for the proposed class is Jason Scofield with the Sheena Law Firm in Houston.