Apple Sued over Nanos

Published: 2005-10-25
Just when everything seemed hunky dorey with Apple's brand new iPod Nanos, an unhappy customer says that the Nanos just aren't good enough.

Jason Tomczak is the plaintiff named in a lawsuit suing Apple Computer, Inc., claiming that the screen on the Nanos "scratch excessively during normal usage," according to Reuters.

Last month when the Nanos were released, there were complaints of both cracking and scratching of the Nano screens. Apple is replacing units from a faulty batch of the devices especially prone to screen cracking. By contrast, the company shrugged off the scratching problem, advising customers to purchase cases for their Nanos to prevent it.

The lawsuit alleges that Apple released the new iPods in spite of the fact that they knew that they had the aforementioned defects. "Rather than admit the design flaw when consumers began to express widespread complaints," the lawsuit claims, "Apple concealed the defect and advised class members that they would need to purchase additional equipment to prevent the screen from scratching excessively." When returning the devices, customers had to pay a $25 fee. The proposed class action suit demands a refund of that fee as well as the cost of the Nanos.

Tomczak bought the device in September when it was released and later had it replaced because of battery issues. He claims both iPods' screens were significantly scratched.

Apple has yet to comment on the situation.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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