Apple Sued Over Renting HD Videos to Older Devices

Apple Sued Over Renting HD Videos to Older Devices

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A class action lawsuit against Apple claims the company deceived users into paying $1 more for HD Version of the film even though their device did not support the format.

In his complaint in San Francisco, plaintiff Scott J Weiselberg claims Apple's default download offering is the more expensive HD option, confusing customers into purchasing the more expensive content even though their older iPhones and iPods did not support the format. Weiselberg Claims he rented the movie "Big Daddy" for $4.99 in June 2010 and was not aware that the SD version was available for $3.99.

Eventually Apple added a notice to the download process to indicate that people with older devices could not play HD content, however the company had already collected millions of dollars in profits.

Apple failed to disclose to consumers they were paying a premium for HD downloads that would not be supported by the SD mobile Apple device, and that the consumers would actually be viewing SD content that was downloaded at the time of the rental.

The plaintiff believes these practices violate California's Unfair Competition Law and seeks restitution, disgorgement, an injunction and damages for unjust enrichment.

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Apple Sued Over Renting HD Videos to Older Devices

samsuck shit pee v - July 9, 2013 at 11:58am
you're 2x stupid for not knowing it's retina and not hd for a damn reason.
samsuck shit pee v - July 9, 2013 at 11:55am
sueing people=b.s.
jim oron - July 9, 2013 at 4:24am
no you cannot choose same happens on black apple tvs, on 1st apple tv you could choose sd vs. hd but you cannot choose on newer. Cupertino is also jacking up prices of movies and tv shows. I am not into watching hollywood clowns but deception and price fixing is obvious here for non fanboys. And all prices are always same with Amazon and others
Kr00 - July 9, 2013 at 7:28am
Um, Mr stupid, Apple TV II & III connect to your TV via a HDMI cable only. The HD stands for, High Definition buddy. 720p & 1080p = HD. High definition. Idiot. Why would low res video be needed on HD devices?
Neal - July 9, 2013 at 3:37am
One can buy something on there iPhone and watch it on there MacBook by redownloading it again during the rental time.
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