Apple sued over iPhone 3G reception issues

By on August 21, 2008, 11:33 AM
Another day, another lawsuit appears for Apple. An Alabama woman, Jessica Smith, has filed a lawsuit against the company alleging that despite marketing claims of the iPhone 3G being “twice as fast for half the price” of its predecessor, the device is actually much slower than advertised and prone to dropping calls.

Smith is seeking for class action status for the lawsuit contending that Apple is selling a defective product, is benefiting from it financially, and she and other class members are therefore entitled to damages, costs and attorneys’ fees.

The charges in the lawsuit mirror widespread complaints about the iPhone 3G’s reception that have emerged since the much-hyped smartphone launched on July. Earlier this week, Apple finally acknowledged that reception issues existed and delivered an update to provide “improved communication with 3G networks.”

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JudaZ said:
Proven once again that yet another apple product is more hype then any good. The iPod was hyped up so much that people seem to forget that mp3 players have existed for years before the ipod, also with more storage space then the ipod...but with brainwashing and money you can buy or alter peoples oppinion. The iPhone is the same thing...the forst model didnt even have 3G ...not finally the new iPhone should have 3G but doesnt... at least not working 3G. It does not support MMS, operators in Sweden and other countries advice the user to turn of the 3G functunailt all together for better reception. The camera is no good and no video recording...why sell an obsolete product as a revolution just because you spent some money on a decent design that you think looks cool...what use do you have of a shiny rock? Its pretty, sure, but can you call from it? ..the same goes for the matter what celebrity you pay to show one of ....[Edited by JudaZ on 2008-08-22 19:44:28]
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