- Mar 27, 2005
I'm curious to know what everyone thinks about these lawsuits against Apple due to issues these people had with the iPhone 3g. Personally I think it is pathetic. Thoughts?
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It is pretty lame indeed, but if there was a high chance of winning money via suing them, I definitely would. But unfortunately I don't live in America so I can't sue people for such pathetic things
Lets keep the issues out of this thread. There are plenty of threads people can discuss issues in.
Cjvitek, good point about suing AT&T and not Apple, though I feel it is more of a Apple issue. Why some people have issues and others do not is beyond me. I just don't think it's ethical to sue over cell phone issues, wahhhhh my phone don't work right all the time, let's sue for 5 million! So sad.
I am of two minds regarding suing. Generally, I feel that there are too many lawsuits, and people are too quick to sue (and for too much money!). In addition, in class action lawsuits, it is the lawyers who get rich - they make a HUGE commission, while each member of the lawsuit gets $20 at the Itunes store or something.
But having said that, the threat of lawsuits can also keep people and companies honest. So let's assume for the moment that Apple is the one to "blame" for the various iPhone problems (although I would personally blame both Apple and AT&T - it's a joint venture).
I can see holding Apple culpable if Apple made claims that were able to be kept, or that someone kept the phone past the 30 day period because they were told "oh, it will be fixed with the next firmware update".
People are suing because of issues, the issues need to be addressed. I am not saying who is at fault. But, I guarantee these people will get money from apple. I told you my apple supervisor that gave me the credit for $100 told me, "We (apple) are at fault for taking ATT at their word for the 3 G network, the network is not in place" If you don't think someone, is recording these responses and going to use them in court, you are wrong. ATT response is "Apple is telling everyone that it is ATT's fault, but realize, we have many other 3G phones that are not having issues"
The reason you will never hear about them again, is because Apple and ATT will settle with all of them. Without a lawsuit I am getting out of my contract, $200 from ATT, $100 (credit) from apple, all of my Apps refunded. the only thing i am not getting reimbursed for is my $85 vaja case (guess I could use it on the touch) that I haven't even received yet, and screen protectors.