Class-action for cracked iPhone

Tim Grey
31 January, 2011
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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.


4 people were compelled to have their say. We encourage you to do the same..

  1. Maverick says:

    Morons keep buying the POS’s

  2. Andy says:

    Uhmn… of course something ’20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic.’ is going to shatter. Plastic doesn’t shatter because it’s flexible.

  3. Anthony Scott says:

    At a major shopping centre I visted last weekend there is a mobile phone retailer with a kiosk that has a sign no Apple Iphone 4 left but we will put you on a waiting list. I can’t remember them all but there is 40 things wrong with apple Iphone 4 including the one mentioned above. It is my undertand I could legally take mine back & get my money back for the reason mentioned above & 39 other reasons as well.

  4. MikT says:

    This wouldn’t be a problem if people just held their phones firmly in their hand, oh wait, Steve told us not to…

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