The iPhone 3G isn’t just a media magnet, it’s also a lawsuit magnet. Apple has been hit with more lawsuits regarding its market-smashing iPhone 3G than has any other smartphone manufacturer on the planet. The latest lawsuit against the Cupertino-based Apple cites the iPhone 3G’s failure to live up to Apple’s claims that the iPhone 3G is “twice as fast” as the original iPhone. This time around, the lawsuit also cites that Apple is ignoring reports of users finding cracks in their iPhone 3G casing.
The lawsuit, filed in New York district court by Nassau County resident Avi Koschitzki, charges Apple and AT&T of misleading potential customers as to the speed of the iPhone 3G internet connection. The issue at hand is Apple’s knowledge of, and AT&T’s failure to address network insufficiencies that force iPhone 3G users to surf the web at EDGE data speeds, even in areas that should have more than adequate 3G support.
“Based upon information and belief the 3G iPhones demand too much power from the 3G bandwidths and the AT&T infrastructure is insufficient to handle this overwhelming 3G signal based on the high volume of 3G iPhones it and Apple have sold.”
And, as a first for lawsuits filed against the iPhone 3G maker, Koschitzki claims that Apple has filed to act on reports that hairline and more pronounced cracks are starting to affect the iPhone 3G.
“Although Apple was and is aware that the iPhones were and are defective, and that consumers have experienced repeated instances of cracked housing, Apple has nevertheless allowed the defectively designed iPhones to be sold to the public.”
Koschitzki is seeking class-action status for the lawsuit, which may give iPhone 3G users with cracked cases the option to demand compensation for defective iPhone 3G’s.