What you need to know
- Apple is facing a new lawsuit in California.
- The lawsuit alleges that an Amber Alert played through a set of AirPods Pro ruptured the eardrums of one user.
- The lawsuit is seeking damages from the company.
Apple is being sued over the volume level of Amber Alerts in its AirPods.
As reported by Law360 (via MacRumors), someone has filed a lawsuit claiming that their twelve-year-old suffered ruptured eardrums when an Amber Alert sound played through his AirPods.
The lawsuit claims that Apple knowingly sold "defective" AirPods that would not properly consider the current volume of the earbuds when alerts or notifications came through.
While you can not currently set the volume for an Amber Alert, you can turn it off in the Settings app in certain countries.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.