p2p news / p2pnet: While the mainstream media vie with each other to come up with new headlines for Apple`s latest effort, the video iPod, a group of angry Apple customers are protesting about the shoddy quality of another Apple product with a screen the nano.
And they`re making their outrage felt via a class-action lawsuit.
Apple says it`s so far sold more than one million nanos, but Brian Cason`s unit developed a crack on its screen, so he did a Neistat and used the Net to make his complaints heard.
Now nano owner Jason Tomczak and others who have purchased the device have filed a class action in California, says Red Herring, going on, The lawsuit alleges Mr. Tomczak rubbed a paper towel on his nano`s face and `that alone left significant scratches`.
The lawsuit charges screens on the tiny flash-based digital audio players ‘scratch excessively during normal usage, rendering the screen on the Nanos [sic] unreadable, and violating state consumer protection statutes and causing Plaintiff class members to incur loss of use and monetary damages`.
Tomczak, et al, are asking for damages including the price paid for the nanos, statutory and punitive damages, and attorneys` fees, not to mention a share of nano profits, says Red Herring.
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latest effort – Apple’s new video iPod, October 14, 2005
shoddy quality – Serious iPod Nano problems, September 27, 2005
Red Herring – Nano Owners Sue Apple, October 20, 2005
did a Neistat – iPod dud battery saga ends, August 26, 2005