04.23.10

Apple Gets Sued (Again) for Poor Quality Hardware and Denial of Liability/Warranty

Posted in Apple, Courtroom, Hardware at 6:01 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

iPod control

Summary: The company that brought us spontaneously-combustive telephones is being sued for lacking sense

AS we pointed out a few days ago, Apple is suing Kodak in response to Kodak’s lawsuit, but there are some lawsuits where Apple cannot respond with a counter claim. Apple has a history of betraying partners and customers (even employees) and this time Apple gets sued for having shoddy products like exploding gadgets [1, 2, 3].

Apple on Thursday was sued for denying warranty service to its iPod and iPhone customers based on data supplied by allegedly inaccurate liquid sensors.

Apple began including liquid contact indicators (LCI) in its iPods and iPhones in 2007 and also added them to its MacBook and MacBook Pro computers in 2008.

Palm has also filed a formal complaint against Apple and Adobe might sue Apple (neither company likes Free software, so it’s about Apple’s abuses, not its proprietary nature). Let’s remember that the problem is not just Microsoft. It’s about behaviour, it’s not about brands.

“FSF did some anti-Apple campaigns too. Personally I worry more about Apple because they have user loyalty; Microsoft doesn’t.”

Bradley M. Kuhn (SFLC)

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