California resident Donald LeBuhn has filed a class action lawsuit against Apple after, he claims, his daughter dropped his almost new iPhone 4 from 3 feet and the glass shattered. Yes, "glassgate" is back in the news:
LeBuhn's beef starts with the fact that Apple markets the strength of the iPhone 4 glass as "20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic," and is "ultradurable" and made of the same material as the "glass used in helicopters and high-speed trains."
This, LeBuhn claims, is all part of Apple's ruse.
In actuality, he says in the lawsuit, "Months after selling millions of iPhone 4s, Apple has failed to warn and continues to sell this product with no warning to customers that the glass housing is defective."
I'm on record as thinking Apple putting glass on both sides of iPhone 4 was a bad idea from the get-go (and something they're going to change in iPhone 5) but is it really actionable? Should Apple fix up or pay up, or is this just another nuisance suit?
[LA Weekly, thanks Anthony]