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Class-action suit filed against Apple over iPhones locked to AT&T network

Class-action suit filed against Apple over iPhones locked to AT&T network

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Apple by two individuals named Zach Ward and Thomas Buchar. The suit was filed against Apple over locking consumers to the AT&T network without receiving the consent of the consumers to have their iPhones locked. The duo and their legal counsel are seeking to force Apple to provide consumers with unlock codes for the iPhone.

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Apple class-action over AT&T iPhone lock gets green-light

Apple class-action over AT&T iPhone lock gets green-light

More iPhone class-action suit excitement this week, but this time it's nothing so measly as dodgy reception.  Instead, a federal judge has ruled that a monopoly abuse suit against Apple and their US carrier partner AT&T can go ahead, covering anybody who bought an AT&T iPhone (with two-year agreement) since the first-gen model's release in 2007.  According to the suit, because of Apple's long-term - quoted at five years - exclusivity agreement with AT&T, buyers were in fact locked into five year rather than two year relationships with the carrier.

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iPhone 4 class-action filed: alleges Apple and AT&T negligent and deceptive

iPhone 4 class-action filed: alleges Apple and AT&T negligent and deceptive

Apple has been stuck with their first class-action suit over the iPhone 4, with two individuals citing the company - along with AT&T - as guilty of general negligence, in breach of implied warranty for merchantability and fitness for purpose, and of negligent misrepresentation and fraud by concealment (among other things).  Filed in the Maryland district court yesterday, the suit basically alleges that Apple and AT&T knowingly sold a smartphone that "drops calls and data service when used in a manner consistent with normal wireless phone use" and which they are "unable to return ... without incurring a substantial restocking fee."

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iPhone 4 reception issues could prompt class-action suit

iPhone 4 reception issues could prompt class-action suit

Nothing like a whiff of Apple controversy to drum up a quick class-action suit, and with more and more iPhone 4 owners discovering their new handset can be fussy about how it's held, the lawyers are already circling.  Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff Legal - known for their frequent class-action litigation - are apparently "investigating potential problems" with the new Apple smartphone, and are calling for owner feedback on "poor reception quality, dropped calls and weak signals".

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Apple iPhone-tracking lawsuit dismissed

Apple iPhone-tracking lawsuit dismissed

A lawsuit against Apple over iOS location tracking and infringed privacy has been dropped after two years, with the same judge that recently awarded the Cupertino firm $290m in damages from Samsung ruling that outraged iPhone users hadn't demonstrated any legitimate violations. The case, filed back in 2011, saw four iOS users complain that their smartphones were transmitting location data even when the feature was ostensibly turned off, with devices storing up to a year of records in an undisclosed log file.

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Apple’s iPhone 4S “antennagate” checks begin landing

Apple’s iPhone 4S “antennagate” checks begin landing

The $15 checks for iPhone 4 owners who took part in the "antennagate" class-action suit against Apple last year have begun to be distributed, with the first settlement payments showing up in mailboxes across the US. Issued from April 17, according to the accompanying letter 9 to 5 Mac reports, the payments came after Apple conceded it had a design issue with the iPhone 4's antenna, and was unable to placate all users with the offer of a free bumper.

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Apple blasts Siri class-action: Gold-diggers with unfair expectations

Apple blasts Siri class-action: Gold-diggers with unfair expectations

Apple has fired back at iPhone 4S users who joined a class-action suit accusing the company of deceptive advertising around Siri's capabilities, arguing the complainers are simply out to make money. In a freshly filed motion to dismiss the suit, Apple suggests that rather than having legitimate issues with the accuracy of the "beta" virtual personal assistant system on the iPhone, those taking part in the class-action motion can only give vague indications of how Siri has let them down.

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iPhone 4 antennagate class action settlement reached

iPhone 4 antennagate class action settlement reached

If you are using an original iPhone 4 today or used one in the past, you probably remember the so-called antennagate scandal. This scandal centered on the fact that if you held the iPhone just right the antenna would lose signal strength. The fix for the antenna issue was to hold the phone differently or use a case that prevented your skin from contacting the antenna area.

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