iPhone 4 Lawsuits Start Rolling In

Paul Lilly

Show of hands, who didn't see this one coming? Anyone? Like you, your neighbor, the local convenience store owner, and even little Billy who's more interested in what SpongeBob is up to than the world of tech, we could see the class action lawsuit(s) coming, and they've now arrived.

The first one rolled out Maryland , and the list of complaints are numerous. They include:

  • 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 (Ajpple 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 AT&T)

Lawsuits over the iPhone 4's well documented antenna problems have also come from Washington, Massachusetts, and probably a few other places. One of the suits says "the refusal of Apple and AT&T to both acknowledge and offer to fix users' phones is incredulous."

For those of you who may have been abducted by aliens and just now returned to Earth, Apple has been catching heat for what many are saying is a defect in the iPhone 4's design that causes the device to lose a signal when covering the antenna, most often when holding it with the left hand. Steve Jobs called it a " non issue " and suggested holding the device a different way.

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