Apple, AT&T face another lawsuit over iPhone 3G speeds

By Justin Mann on March 20, 2009, 12:51 PM
Once again, Apple and AT&T are both finding themselves under attack for the service they deliver. A lawsuit has been filed against both companies, claiming that the Internet access on the iPhone 3G is too slow, or at least slow enough to be considered false advertising on Apple's part. This comes after numerous other lawsuits the company has faced over the iPhone 3G, most of them focused on 3G reception and 3G speeds. Though at first defensive, Apple did eventually admit that there were issues with 3G reception on the iPhone and of course this would consequently impact speed.

In this latest suit, the companies are being asked to change their advertising and labeling. To Apple’s credit, though, they aren't supplying or maintaining the infrastructure that the iPhone relies upon. Their advertising may be over-dramatized, which is not something unexpected, but the network itself is owned by AT&T. If Apple has already fixed 3G reception issues on the iPhone, what's left seems to be primarily in AT&T's ballpark.

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DarkCobra said:
Gez, it seems like we just had a recent article here on a very similar suit as the posting correctly reminds us. As I said then, the Iphone is indeed capable of 3G speeds. The real problem is AT&T's network seems to be letting their customers down with slower speeds and way too many dropped calls. However, it's Apple's commercials that promises those speeds and reliability are definitely there. That, seems to have gotten Apple included in the suit for failed performance.If AT&T doesn't increase their reliability I can see the day coming quickly when Apple will be able to escape their exclusive contract with them and look elsewhere. These suits are increasing and the more phones being added daily to the AT&T system the greater the strain.
x darthmonkey x said:
I am *very* tired of all these 3G suits.
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