Judge dismisses one iPhone power button lawsuit | iLounge News


Judge dismisses one iPhone power button lawsuit

A judge recently dismissed a lawsuit involving claims of a faulty power button on the iPhone 4 and 4S. Two iPhone owners were seeking a national class action lawsuit, alleging that Apple and AT&T conspired to hide evidence of a defective cable that caused power button issues. But U.S. District Judge Gary Feess ruled Apple was not obligated to disclose defects that occurred after the iPhone’s warranty expired. An almost identical lawsuit, filed by a Florida woman, is still ongoing. [via GigaOM]

« Publisher e-book settlement to pay from $162.25M fund

TV Shows disappear from Apple TV menu in outage »

Related Stories



Never cease to be amazed at how wide the gulf between “ethical/right” and “legal” is in the U.S..

It’s not that judge disagrees with the notion that the hardware was functionally engineered, accidental or not, to fail after the warranty expired, nor that Apple & AT&T knew this to be the case and kept mum while they continued to sell the defective hardware long after the problem was known, it’s just that there’s nothing illegal about doing that /facepalm

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on August 30, 2013 at 10:54 AM (CDT)

If you have a comment, news tip, advertising inquiry, or coverage request, a question about iPods/iPhones/iPad or accessories, or if you sell or market iPod/iPhone/iPad products or services, read iLounge's Comments + Questions policies before posting, and fully identify yourself if you do. We will delete comments containing advertising, astroturfing, trolling, personal attacks, offensive language, or other objectionable content, then ban and/or publicly identify violators.

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.
Sign up for the iLounge Weekly Newsletter


Recent News

Recent Reviews

Recent Articles

Sign up for the iLounge Weekly Newsletter


iLounge is an independent resource for all things iPod, iPhone, iPad, and beyond.
iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes, Apple TV, Mac, and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc.
iLounge is © 2001 - 2014 iLounge, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy