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Another Lawsuit for Apple iPhone

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  1. malware New Member

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    Second anti-iPhone lawsuit in two weeks alleges that Apple violated antitrust laws. A California man filed a lawsuit accusing Apple Inc. of violating antitrust law because its iPhone forces buyers to use AT&T Inc. as their wireless carrier and the company "bricked" phones that had been modified to call over other networks. Timothy Smith filed the lawsuit Friday with a California state court in San Jose seeking class-action status. The suit demands that Apple be barred from selling locked iPhones and that it be required to provide warranty service for owners of unlocked devices. The lawsuit also asks for unspecified monetary damages. In the lawsuit Smith alleges that Apple violated several California antitrust statutes when it tied the smart phone to AT&T and prohibited customers from using other carriers. Click here to read the full story.

    Source: Computerworld
     
  2. BOSE

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    This whole iPhone thing is getting way out of hand. I should go buy a iphone and sue Apple so i dont have to work for 5 years.

    With so much drama over a cell phone, im beginning to forget there are real problems out there, like .....War in Iraq.
     
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    i don't think iphone owners will get anything good out these lawsuits, especially a 5 year break! haha ^
     
  4. Steevo

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    The fact remains that if a company like MS tried the crap Apple is puling they would be people screaming about it all day long. But as it is apple and they have a loyalist cult following that will give their life for apple..........








    Die apple die.
     
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    This guy is an idiot if he thinks Apple cant make their iPhone exclusive to only one carrier (namely AT&T) if they wish to, LG has done it with its chocolate phone for Verizon. Plus many other examples.

    I agree I dont like the fact that Apple locked peoples iPhones with the new update, but guess what buddy if Apple only wants AT&T then they should be allowed to only sell their iPhone on AT&T:pimp::pimp:
     
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    if you sign a contract and agree to terms and conditions how can you then go and sue for what you have already agreed to?, As much as i do not like Apple's sales practices just for the opportunistic nature of this claim i hope Apple win, i just cannot stand baseless lawsuits when the deal is clearly defined before purchase.
     
  7. lemonadesoda

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    Just wait for next generation cars to work only with "Shell" petrol (or whatever). If you use another vendor, the car will brick itself.

    Or how about a PC linked to a particular vendors electricity supply. Move to another state/utility company, and watch your PC fry.

    Or how about your water supply being linked to a particular vendor's tap/fawcet? If they catch you using a different tap, they are allowed to turn off your water supply.

    Nonesense, isn't it?

    I have to disagree with jocksteeluk and bose. It's not about "whats in the terms and conditions", but consumer protection laws that limit what is allowed to be in "terms and conditions". There has to be a limit as to where a corporate can *bs* paying customers.
     
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    LoL, this whole iphone thing is funny. Every CDMA carrier has locked phones. I've been waiting for VZW to release the HTC6800 and Sprint, Bell Canada, Telus, etc have had it for a while now. GSM has sim cards , go buy yourself a Touch or Tilt or Trion or something. . .

    It may be against the freedom of the consumer but it is the standard and we do agree to it. I'm sure the 1.1.1 update had an Agree/Disagree option when it was installed. People need to read the contracts they are agreeing to.
     
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    lemonadesoda, no offence but your argument is bordering on childish unrealistic extremes which would be laughed of any back-wood southern American court run by yokels. The product is sold specified locked to a single network and a specified configuration if you do wish to modify something you own you cannot expect the selling company to be responsible for incompatibilities caused by attempts to circumvent the agreed specification. This case just signifies that in American law people can lack self responsibility and sue for that fact. If people want unlcoked I-phones they should wait until they are officially available by the manufacturer or run the risk of ruing your own device by using unofficial software then going to Apple for official software updates.
     
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    You should sue Sprint and Verizon then, since you cant take their phones to another carriers.


    Its not corporate BS. If you dont like it, then buy something else, no one is forcing you to buy the phone or sign the contract. I made the phone, i make the rules, you signed the contract, then you have to abide by it. Termination fees have been around since for ever, no one ever complained until now. Thats how it is.

    As much as i dont care about Apple, all these law suits are getting out of hand. Only in US people will sure cause their toilet paper wasn't soft enough for their fat asses. So this needs to stop.
     
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    I have to agree, the whole gasoline only thing is rather retarded, no offense and no Im not calling you retarded, just the arguement.

    There are literally a million cell phones if not more. Apple had produced the iphone and cingular (now the new AT&T) came calling with a deal that made sense to Apple, hence thats who Apple contracts through. HAd it been Sprint, Verizon Wireless, Virgin Mobile, etc, would they still be bickering about it?

    Truth be told, the guy has no base to lay claim to this lawsuit. I hope Apple Countersues the endless stream of morons,
     
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    What the hell? If you don't want AT&T don't buy a iphone for crying out loud!! There are other cell phones out there too you know....
     
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    Frivolous lawsuits end of story. There are thousands of cellphones made today that will only work on one network, such as nextel, early razr's, etc. This lawsuit is bullshit, and stupidity.
     
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    This guy's phone goes to hell and he looks for some else to blame besides himself. What an inmature moron.
     
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    All technology should be released with a 10,000 volt security system. If the hardware detects that the end-users IQ has dropped below a certified amount, they are no longer eligible to use the product and are zapped with electricity :D
     
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    And better cell phones then iPhone... :toast:
     
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    Actually I would say cheaper and not necesarilly better cell phones (though still nearly equal) than the iPhone, Does anyone even remember the Samsung Blackjack? Its still out there today and its still a kickass smartphone:nutkick::nutkick: And yet people you may remember that the company behind the blackberry phones tried to sue Samsung since Blackjack seemed to similar to blackberry which was also bull*hit.

    My whole point is Why cant cell phone companies just try to get along, Im not condoning them to work together since that would create even worse monopolies than they already are?.:shadedshu:shadedshu:shadedshu:shadedshu
     

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