Class Action Filed Against Apple Alleging iPhone 4 has Defective Antenna

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Mason LLP has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Dydyk v. Apple, Inc., Civil Action No. 5:10-cv-02897, on behalf of hundreds of thousands of customers who recently purchased the iPhone 4. The lawsuit alleges that the antenna on the iPhone 4 is defective, because the phone loses reception when a part of the external stainless steel antenna comes in contact with the skin of the user's hand. The lawsuit seeks an order requiring Apple to ship a protective case for the phone to consumers who purchased the iPhone 4. The lawsuit also seeks money damages on behalf of consumers who purchased the iPhone 4 in order to compensate those consumers for the diminished value of the phone.

We welcome input from other Apple customers who have experienced problems with the iPhone 4

Mason LLP has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Dydyk v. Apple, Inc., Civil Action No. 5:10-cv-02897, on behalf of hundreds of thousands of customers who recently purchased the iPhone 4. The lawsuit alleges that the antenna on the iPhone 4 is defective, because the phone loses reception when a part of the external stainless steel antenna comes in contact with the skin of the user's hand. The lawsuit seeks an order requiring Apple to ship a protective case for the phone to consumers who purchased the iPhone 4. The lawsuit also seeks money damages on behalf of consumers who purchased the iPhone 4 in order to compensate those consumers for the diminished value of the phone.

The lead plaintiff, Chistopher Dydyk, pre-ordered an iPhone 4 believing that the phone would have a fully functioning antenna and an attractive, stainless steel exterior when delivered. Mr. Dydyk subsequently discovered that the iPhone 4 antenna system will not function as advertised, and that in order to protect against loss of cell phone reception he would have to spend additional money on a protective case to cover the stainless steel antenna band on his phone.

"Apple is not delivering the phone it promised to its customers," said Gary E. Mason of Mason LLP, an attorney for the plaintiff. "Customers who paid hundreds of dollars for the phone now have to spend an extra thirty dollars on a cell phone case just to ensure their phone works as expected."

Mason LLP is continuing to monitor the situation as Apple responds to customer complaints regarding antenna problems with the iPhone. "We welcome input from other Apple customers who have experienced problems with the iPhone 4," Mason stated.

Mason LLP has extensive experience in representing plaintiffs in complex class action litigation, including class actions arising from violations of privacy, defective products, price fixing conspiracies, wage and hour law violations, and toxic torts. Mr. Mason has served as class counsel on numerous product class actions involving defective automobile components, construction material, televisions, computers, mobile telephones, and other consumer products.
Mr. Mason is the Court-appointed Interim Lead Class Counsel in In re Google Buzz Privacy Litiagtion, CV-10-00672 (N.D. Ca.).

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