What you need to know
- Apple is being sued for $1 trillion by a Missouri man.
- Raevon Terrell Parker says Apple deceived him by keeping his iPhone when he took it in for repair.
- He says Apple kept his phone because "it was the first phone to have new features."
A Missouri man is suing Apple for all of its money, over claims that Apple "deceived" him and kept his phone during the course of a repair because it was the first to have "new features."
As reported by Macwelt, Raevon Terrell Parker's wild lawsuit demands $1 trillion from Apple over an iPhone repaired carried out in October 2018. According to the filing:
As AppleInsider notes, the "new features" were apparently being able to "bypass certain start-up load screen options", making the iPhone communicate "faster and more accurately" with other devices. Clearly a vexatious litigant, Parker has reportedly previously sued Apple over the same repair for loss of phone settings, the resetting of passwords, and having to redownload App Store purchases. Parker has also apparently taken legal action in order to be compensated for discovering Group FaceTime.
An itemized list from that previous 2019 lawsuit on the same issue lists the value of the iPhone 7 in question at $1 trillion USD and iOS 12 at a further $1 trillion. He further listed his own mentality as "priceless", before stating the total amount claimed as "$ 2 priceless trillion USD". In the latest suit, the report notes that Parker is claiming $1 trillion for "hospitalizations, travel, distress, humiliation, embarrassment, (and) defamation of character."
Not exactly a bulletproof legal case.
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9