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(CNN)   Florida woman files $5 million RICO suit against Apple for failing to fix her out of warranty iPhone 4   (tech.fortune.cnn.com) divider line 8
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2013-05-15 03:11:48 PM
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unyon: FTFA: Meanwhile, Apple, what's with the customer support policy that digs its heels in on a 15-month-old iPhone with a power button gone bad? Are you trying to create unhappy customers?

No, sell Applecare.  Which would have covered this.  Which this woman chose not to buy.

/who the fark has a longer than 12 month warranty any longer anyways?


It's Florida where AppleCare cannot be sold.

*dons "former Apple Tech hat"*

When repairing and selling Apple products at a reseller we had quite a few people vacation from Florida who would buy products because Oregon has no sales tax. They'd go to purchase AppleCare and I'd have to deny them because they lived in Florida. Florida has "consumer protection laws" that prevent extended warranties from being sold on products. It even says so right on the outside of the AppleCare box.

From Apple's AppleCare Protection Plan Terms And Conditions : "This Plan is notavailable forFlorida consumers or where prohibited by law "
2013-05-15 02:48:40 PM
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Satanic_Hamster: Lexx: If Apple DID deliberately engineer it to fail as soon as the warranty ended, it IS a RICO case.  Sorry guys, you can't design shiat to break like that.

//that is, IF they really designed it to break that way.
///no farking way they didn't know the mean time before failure of the power button.

Isn't RICO a criminal statue and not a basis for civil lawsuits, though?


Yes, but your'e dealing with an attention whore who must have found a kindred spirited lawyer.
2013-05-15 04:12:07 PM
1 votes:
The planned obsolescence is not a tin foiled hat conspriacy theory. We had an Imac mini that lasted for 5 years. it finally busted, so we got the last Imac mini with the CD drive. Just 18 months later it bricked up the CD drive and destroyed all the current data and corrupted the files. I was a dedicated Mac user for 22 years, defended Mac for years even when they almost went out of business in 1990's.

we went on the help site for a fix to our problem. their solution? Buy another Mac.

we switched to Windows and Linux. Seriously, we were loath to do this. But we had noticed a precipitous decline in the last 10 years of both the quality and value of Appke products, accelarating in the last five years.
2013-05-15 02:49:50 PM
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Satanic_Hamster: Lexx: If Apple DID deliberately engineer it to fail as soon as the warranty ended, it IS a RICO case.  Sorry guys, you can't design shiat to break like that.

//that is, IF they really designed it to break that way.
///no farking way they didn't know the mean time before failure of the power button.

Isn't RICO a criminal statue and not a basis for civil lawsuits, though?


Both... 18 USC 1963 is criminal penalties for RICO violations, and 18 USC 1964 is civil remedies:
(c)Any person injured in his business or property by reason of a violation of section 1962of this chapter may sue therefor in any appropriate United States district court and shall recover threefold the damages he sustains and the cost of the suit, including a reasonable attorney's fee...

But that said, the complaint is kinda missing an important element of their allegation. They're claiming Apple participated in an extensive practice of fraud by touting the wonderful quality of the iPhone, while deceiving the public about the power button failures... except that the complaint never states that Apple knew about the button failures at the time, rather than years later when they started failing, so how could they deceive or defraud anyone about something they didn't know?
2013-05-15 02:17:16 PM
1 votes:

Lexx: If Apple DID deliberately engineer it to fail as soon as the warranty ended, it IS a RICO case.  Sorry guys, you can't design shiat to break like that.

//that is, IF they really designed it to break that way.
///no farking way they didn't know the mean time before failure of the power button.


Isn't RICO a criminal statue and not a basis for civil lawsuits, though?
2013-05-15 02:15:16 PM
1 votes:
If Apple DID deliberately engineer it to fail as soon as the warranty ended, it IS a RICO case.  Sorry guys, you can't design shiat to break like that.

//that is, IF they really designed it to break that way.
///no farking way they didn't know the mean time before failure of the power button.
2013-05-15 02:09:22 PM
1 votes:
She knew she was buying a cheap trinket made in china by malnourished children.
She knew what she was getting into.
Toss the case.

/never owned a portable phone in my life.
2013-05-15 01:33:27 PM
1 votes:

derpy: grumpycat"good".jpg

The Angry Hand of God:  In addition, are Apple users that convinced that Android users are trying to sabotage Apple?  Seriously?

The derp runs deep.


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