More news on the iPod Nano litigation that Apple is facing has emerged. The company is facing legal action from angry American consumers, who allege that Apple launched the music player despite knowing its design would limit its life. There have been a series of complaints from iPod Nano users who reported cracked and scratched screens.

In the first 17 days that the iPod Nano was on sale, Apple sold more than a million of the credit card-sized music players.

But the gloss of the early September launch of the Nano was marred by reports that screens of some devices were cracking or scratching very quickly. Protests were led by Matthew Peterson who started a website to force Apple to admit the problems and replace gadgets.

Now Jason Tomczak, another disgruntled Nano customer, is at the centre of legal action over the gadget.