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Judge dismisses one iPhone power button lawsuit

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By Phil Dzikiy

News Editor, iLounge
Published: Friday, August 30, 2013
News Categories: iPhone

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]

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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 7:54 AM (PDT)

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