Judge tells court nobody in America cares about pixels in Apple's iPhone
What you need to know
- California Federal Judge Haywood S. Gilliam Jr has told a court that no one in America is concerned about claims Apple misrepresented the screen size of its phone.
- The judge was presiding over a lawsuit filed against Apple.
- The suit claims that Apple's OLED screen specifications are misleading because they do not take into account the phone's rounded corners and notch.
A California federal judge presiding over a lawsuit which claims Apple mislead consumers about how many pixels are in its iPhone has told a court "there doesn't really seem to be anyone in America who seems to be concerned about it". U.S District Judge Hawood S. Gilliam Jr is sitting in a class action lawsuit filed against Apple in December.
The lawsuit purports that Apple's claims about the size of its OLED displays, namely size and pixel count, are fraudulent because they don't take into account the phone's rounded corners or the infamous notch. According to the report from AppleInsider
Judge Gilliam does seem right, in that this is a very small number of pixels to be going to court over. However, we shouldn't underestimate the importance of the case, given that the plaintiff is calling for an injuction against the practice and damage payments to be made to everyone named in the action.
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And this is why we need tort reform
Maybe require the counsel for the plaintiffs, in class action law suits, to work pro bono.