The original complaint was filed on June 23, 2011 with the clerk of the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California. According to the complaint, the plaintiff purchased an iPhone 4 on January 19, 2011. The iPhone allegedly had a “connection problem caused by the iPhone 4’s antenna configuration that makes it difficult or impossible to maintain a connection.” “Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that this is a known defect in the iPhone 4 which was never disclosed to its purchasers.” “Had the true facts been disclosed, Plaintiff and other Class members would not have purchased the iPhone 4 at the price and under the terms and conditions to which they were and are subjected….”
Now, let’s review the timeline.
- iPhone 4 Launched (June 24, 2010)
- Apple Issues Letter to iPhone 4 Users Regarding Reception Problems (July 2, 2010)
- Steve Jobs Discusses iPhone 4 Problems at a Press Conference (July 16, 2010)
- Plaintiff Purchased an iPhone 4 at an AT&T Retail Store (January 19, 2011)
So, six months after the press conference on the iPhone 4’s connection problems, the Plaintiff purchased the same phone. So, what do you think about his claim that this was never disclosed to him and that he would not have purchased the phone?