When Donald LeBuhn’s daughter dropped his new iPhone 4 from three feet, the California resident didn’t blame her when it shattered. Instead, the California resident did what any red-blooded litigious type would do: he’s suing Apple. According to Ars Technica, LeBuhn alleges that Apple is ‘knowingly misleading customers’ by claiming the iPhone 4’s glass is ’20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic.’ He reasons that his iPhone 3Gs survived a number of plummets from similar heights, while the new model bit it instantly.
“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,” said LeBuhn in a complaint.
LeBuhn is apparently not the only person who’s had this problem, either, with a report from US insurer SquareTrade finding that in its first four months on sale, the iPhone 4 was 68 per cent more likely to have taken a spill than its 3GS brother.
Should LeBuhn win in his claim against Apple, anybody involved in the suit will get a refund, with repair fees and restitution included. Until then, Apple will no doubt continue selling millions of iPhone 4’s.