Apple Receives Class-Action Over Broken iPhone 4

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DyNy

I could understand the frustration and I can see the point in wanting a replacement but is suing a must?

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Phoenician1

Double-posted by accident. Apologies.

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Phoenician1

This is fun reading 'n all, but I think we all (ok, Most of us) know the truth: out in the Real World, excrement occurs. Bad things happen to good people. You drop your phone three times, it no break. You drop it a fourth time, it break. That's not anybody's fault, that's random chance & physics.

It's. Not. Always. Somebody. Else's. Fault.

We all love our iPhones, too. We're sorry for your loss, truly. Get over it and move on. Nuff said.

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macpops

This is insanity... everybody is lawsuit crazy, expecting to get something for nothing. Especially hitting the places with deep pockets. If you can't hold on to a phone, perhaps there are other problems you the USER should be dealing with, besides an "excuse" for your general ineptness... really, some of you "EXPECT" to drop a phone? As a part of normal usage? Please people, and in some cases that term might be subjective, either get a GOOD case, which is a great idea, "get a grip" or get some tin cans and some string, and make something that is more in line with your capabilities. I have had both 3G and 3GS phones, and not had issues with either. Yes, once or twice they got "dropped", by accident, which was my fault, not Apple's, and wasn't anywhere close to being normal usage, and I consider myself lucky that they didn't break (i have a good case, a Belkin flip cover, which was FREE from att when i bought my first 3G), because if you drop anything from that height, onto a solid surface, I would expect breakage, that's just plain common sense. Those that have had Apple replace their phones due to "drop breakage", you are truly lucky. My Belkin case will be surrounding my iPhone 4 when i upgrade this summer!

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michaelwb

Yes he does. I got my iPhone 4 and then two days later dropped it not even a foot and a half onto concrete and it shattered. I had to pay 200 for Apple to fix it. The 4's are defective. I have had every iPhone since the first gen. and have dropped them all, the 3g and 3gs have even slid 20 feet across a parking lot and still haven't broken!!!! How would I be able to join this lawsuit???

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nkornman

Glassgate will never materialize into anything that will make Apple change anything. If you are prone to dropping your phone, GET A CASE! I mean really? Is it that hard?

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MacDork

It's a phone. I expect to drop my phone. It shouldn't shatter if I drop it.

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nkornman

3 words. Get A Case

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msgdsgn

See above. Mine shattered completely with one of those Apple bumpers.

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hunterthig

I call BS on this one because I have dropped my iPhone 4 three times 1 time from a height much greater than 3 feet and my phone is fine. Worst thing is a small ding on the bottom corner chrome edge. Same thing 1 time on my 3G and the display shattered. I think the iPhone 4 is a much more durable phone.

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msgdsgn

It definitely isn't BS. My wife dropped hers from her pocket, while seated. This was closer to two feet, onto hardwood floors. The front cracked through the middle. This was the first drop, three days after purchase. The Apple store replaced it for free.

Three weeks later, same thing happened to me, about three feet, first time drop, with a case, front and back glass shattered. Apple replaced mine for free as well, although it took a little more effort on my part. It's all a matter of how it hits. Both of ours hit on a corner.

I have since upgraded to an Otterbox Defender and have dropped it from much higher and had it tumble through a parking lot without even getting a scratch. I have also purchased an insurance plan. This thing needs to last until I can upgrade to the rubber iPhone5.

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teejaysplace

Although, ya know, if the MacLife journalists would have done even 5 minutes worth of research into this story, - instead of lazily truncating it from AppleInsider, who copied it from someone else, who themselves referenced an entirely different article written months earlier - they would have discovered that the case (or at least the problem) was actually more far reaching, being dubbed "Glassgate" as early as last October. Apparently, there were quite a few people who experienced randomly broken glass; though, none of them, presumably, were daft enough to let their infant daughters fumble around with their new $250 dollar pieces of bling.

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teejaysplace

You can replace that piece - some do simply for aesthetic reasons - so the phone is hardly a loss. A simple Google search for 'iPhone 4 replacement parts" should do the trick.

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RedSectorA

Hopefully, this will be seen as a frivolous lawsuit. Clearly, Mr. LeBuhn's attorney must be aware the case is being filed without merit and lacks a factual basis for any claims. Apple has not defined what is considered "normal use," nor has Apple made claims that the iPhone 4 would survive a three-foot drop. Mr. LeBuhn believes the phone was damaged during "normal use." However, the damage occurred when his daughter dropped it from a height of three feet. No reasonable person would consider that "normal use" of any cell phone, let alone one encased in glass, includes a drop from greater than three feet.

Unfortunately, Mr. LeBuhn represents a growing segment of our population, those who refuse to accept personal accountability. The problem is their own fault, however, they always point the finger of blame in the wrong direction. Great lesson to teach your young daughter, keep up the good work...

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akfreeridemtber

malarkey... LOL that's funny.

i've been staying this for years...

they need to come out with a new game show, "Let's Get Sued"

ppl are so sue happy now days, over some of the stupids things... the sad thing is, SOME do win... ???

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therealpinky

no he doesnt have any case because of the fact he openly admitted that it was dropped and secondly its well known that the front of the phone is the high grade glass not the back apple had printed this law suit out and is useing it as a ass wipe done and done

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