Judge Throws Out Class Action Lawsuit Over iPhone 4 Glass

Posted September 7, 2012 at 8:26pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 11950 views

A San Jose federal judge has thrown out a class action lawsuit which claimed that Apple misrepresented the strength of the iPhone 4's glass, reports GigaOm. The lawsuit was brought by Betsalel Williamson who broke the back glass of his new iPhone by knocking it off a chair, resulting "in spider cracks across the back glass panel."

US District Judge Edward Davila found no evidence that Apple breached a warranty or violated California's consumer protection laws.

Here, the representations taken as a whole would not lead the "reasonable consumer" to believe that the glass housing on the iPhone 4 was indestructible or drop-proof because of one important distinction not at issue in Morgan: it is a well-known fact of life that glass can break under impact, even glass that has been reinforced. This much is known to the ordinary, reasonable consumer. The shattered window of a storefront, the cracked windshield of a car, and the chipped smartphone screen are routine encounters of modern existence. It seems a suspension of logic to say that the marketing campaign described in the FAC, which notably has nothing to do with phone-dropping, somehow erases these images from the collective experience such that the reasonable consumer could expect that glass could not break if dropped.

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Tim Cook - September 9, 2012 at 2:16am
Ha, we win again. We can say whatever we want and you slut bags will love it. Now STFU and buy and iPad or MacBook
Cavit - September 21, 2012 at 2:33pm
What a plesarue to find someone who identifies the issues so clearly
Russell - September 8, 2012 at 6:01pm
Apple claimed the glass was "20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic." It's obvious the glass isn't as durable as apple claimed. If it was, the iphone5 would have a glass back. It took apple 2 years to make this change. Who has less common sense?
scamster - September 8, 2012 at 8:30pm
the plaintiff. Apple's claim that the glass is "20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic" is probably true in certain directions and by the way these are corning's claim as the manufacturer of gorilla glass. plus it still doesn't mean it's not shatterproof.
scamster - September 7, 2012 at 11:34pm
what a dildo. a win for commonsense!
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