Everyone loves this ongoing story about how shitty the iPhone 4’s reception is and now that a lawsuit was filed the blogosphere’s are jumping all over it. But just think about this for a minute. Ok, you go into a store to buy a cd player, you get it home and it blows chunks. What do you do? Option 1 is to return it for a refund. Option 2 is to keep it and then sue the hell out of the manufacturer for “emotional distress, aggravation, annoyance and inconvenience”. Yeah, I know these guys were dumb enough to buy iPhones but apparently they’re so dumb they didn’t think of just doing what everyone else does when they buy a lemon and just returning the damn thing.
Generally, the law is set up to make you whole – to get you back to where you were before you were wronged. It’s not intended to let you sue when someone sells a shitty product. We’ve all bought low-end products in our day – that didn’t mean we had a right to sue over it. But let’s keep going. They claim fraud in these papers. Fraud means Apple knew of these problems and intentionally concealed them. Hard to imagine that has any merit since if Apple knew of this even I think they would have moved the antennas or covered them somehow. The papers continue and they claim that the phone is unfit as a phone and therefore it should be removed from the market (as well as result in more damages). OK, think about this again. You go to buy a stereo and you get home and crank up the volume and it’s ok but not great. Do you get to sue? No – return the shitty product. Again, there are great phones and mediocre phones but in the end the iPhone 4 makes phone calls. You can’t say it’s so bad at holding a call that it isn’t a phone. I mean, come on. Now I’ve tried to ‘death grip’ three different WM phones by holding them in various ways and I can’t find a death grip but most experts do say that phones have a vulnerable portion (where the antennae is) and holding a phone over that area will degrade the signal. It so happens that with the iPhone it’s such an easy spot to find and proof to show.
Anyway, this suit only really seems to work for those who already bought them. I mean, if you buy now you have to know about this as a problem. Sure, you’ll claim that AT&T and Steve-O told you that there were no issues and you were tricked, but if you’re that easily tricked then you deserve it:) Enough from me, shout out – is this litigation totally ridiculous? I think best case scenario they get some rubber bands to cover their phones for free…