Class Action Lawsuit Against Apple
A class-action lawsuit against Apple has been filed by many iPhone owners. The iPhone flex cable has failed in some cases and AirPods Max owners have suffered a financial loss. The class-action lawsuit includes anyone who purchased an iPhone with an AT&T two-year agreement since June 2007. This lawsuit is sure to create a lot of controversies nationwide. Read on to learn more about what exactly is being claimed in this lawsuit. And don’t be surprised if this lawsuit does get dismissed, as it is likely to be.
MacBook Pro display flex cable failure
A nationwide class-action lawsuit against Apple has accused the Cupertino giant of concealing a defective flex cable for MacBook Pro displays. The flex cable that connects the touch bar and displays to the motherboard is thin and prone to wear and tear. Over time, this can lead to uneven backlighting and the failure of the display. Apple has since issued a longer display flex cable.
The flaw in the display flex cable was first spotted in 2016 and 2017. The backlight system in the 2016 and 2017 models was susceptible to failure, and the cause was a defect in the display flex cable. It was caused by repeated opening and closing of the screen. Apple fixed this defect in the 2018 MacBook Pro, but not the 15-inch model. In a lawsuit filed by the users, Apple is accused of intentionally limiting the scope of its free repair program.
AirPods Max owners have suffered a financial loss
A new lawsuit filed by Berger Montague claims that Apple’s new AirPods Max headphones are faulty, and owners of the devices are eligible to file a class-action lawsuit against the company. The lawsuit alleges that Apple sold the AirPods Max without disclosing the defect, and the earcups subsequently became wet. This, in turn, caused the headphones to lose their function.
In the class-action lawsuit against Apple, Wallace Cottrell Konecky, a consumer rights attorney, will represent you and other similarly situated consumers. A class-action lawsuit is filed when there is a common interest shared by many people, making it impractical to bring a lawsuit against the company individually. For example, in this case, the class of people involved includes all California citizens who purchased AirPods Max headphones.
Apple’s 30% standard fee
The Epic Games trial will center on whether Apple is using its dominant position to stifle competition and charge an unreasonable fee. The company has argued that its iOS devices are necessary for its games to reach customers and that its fees are fair and in line with industry standards. However, Apple’s lawyers have argued that it has the upper hand in the case, noting that courts often favor defendants in antitrust cases. If Apple had to compete with rivals, they would not have to charge such high prices.
According to the company, the lawsuit is completely meritless because 84% of apps on the App Store do not pay Apple at all, or do not use In-App Purchases. However, the company has introduced an initiative to reduce the standard fee to 15% for apps that earn less than $1 million a year or have a subscription. These initiatives are called the App Store Small Business Program and apply to all iOS apps.
The Altroconsumo consumer association is suing Apple over its “planned obsolescence” of iPhones. In the suit, the group says that the company intentionally cuts the lifespan of iPhones to make consumers feel like they need to buy new models every two years. In addition, they say Apple violates laws governing unfair competition and computer data access. They want the court to certify a class for consumers affected by this policy. The company responded by email to The Verge.
As of now, Apple has been facing similar charges in Europe. In the United States, Apple settled similar charges last year when consumers accused the company of intentionally slowing down older iPhones. The company agreed to pay about $500 million but denied wrongdoing. Still, consumers are filing a lawsuit because they are unhappy with the way they have been treated. For those who are unhappy with Apple’s decision, it is important to note that there is a solution to the problem.
App Store overcharges
A Netherlands-based non-profit is preparing to file a $5.6 billion class-action lawsuit against Apple over the alleged overcharging of iOS developers. The lawsuit claims that Apple has been unfairly overcharging developers for their apps in the App Store. As a result, it wants to see Apple reduce or eliminate its app-downloading fees and change its policies. The foundation is inviting users from the European Union to join the lawsuit. To be eligible, a user must have purchased an iPhone or iPad app and made an in-app purchase.
A non-profit organization called the Consumer Competition Claims Foundation is bringing a class-action lawsuit against Apple over the way it charges its App Store. The organization claims that Apple has illegally overcharged nearly 20 million U.K. consumers for their in-app purchases. Apple is accused of shutting out the competition by forcing its customers to pay through its payment processing system. The lawsuit claims that Apple’s fees are excessive and unfair, and it should refund all customers.