Apple iPhone Charger Class Action Summary:
- Who: Elizabeth Steins has filed a class action lawsuit against Apple.
- Why: Steines claims that Apple is misleading consumers by not including chargers in the sale of new iPhone devices.
- where: A class action lawsuit was filed in federal court in Illinois.
A new class action lawsuit alleges that Apple is misleading consumers by not including chargers with new iPhone purchases.
Plaintiff Elizabeth Steines alleges that Apple began selling chargerless iPhones last year. Apple’s failure to include chargers in the sale of its new iPhones was not properly disclosed to consumers, causing consumers to end up with “defective products lacking essential features,” according to Apple’s class-action lawsuit. I’ve been unaware that I made a purchase.
Apple only discloses in small print on the back of iPhone product boxes that the iPhone Lighting Cable, power adapter and headphones are sold separately, Apple’s class action lawsuit states.
Steines argued that selling the iPhone without a charger “is inadequate for its intended use of functioning as a phone or minicomputer because it requires power or energy to operate.” increase.
According to the lawsuit, Steines also said that consumers who buy new iPhones and don’t yet own a charger will be forced to spend more to buy the charger, ultimately increasing the price of the product. claim.
“When Defendants removed the charger, not only was the product not priced lower by the power adapter, but the price increased independently of other add-ons that could justify this price increase,” Apple said. The class action lawsuit states:
Apple cites environmental reasons as reason not to include iPhone charger with purchase
Apple’s class-action lawsuit alleges that Apple’s decision not to include chargers with iPhone purchases is environmentally friendly.
But instead of arguing that “the product won’t work unless you buy more,” Steines argued, Apple “could have taken other steps to promote environmental sustainability.” increase.
Apple has been accused of unjust enrichment, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, breach of contract, and violation of terms. Magnuson-Moss Guarantee Actconsumer fraud in some states and Illinois Consumer Fraud and Fraudulent Business Practices Act.
Steines is requesting a jury trial, seeking declaratory and injunctive relief, and an award of monetary, statutory and/or punitive damages for herself and all class members.
She wants to represent Illinois and multistate consumer fraud groups. These classes are individuals who purchased new iPhones during the statute of limitations for each alleged cause of action.
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Plaintiffs are represented by Spencer Sheehan of Sheehan & Associates, PC.
of Apple iPhone charger class action lawsuit teeth Steins and others v. AppleCase No. 3:22-cv-03099, United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.
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