June 29, 2010
"If you recently purchased the new iPhone and have experienced poor reception quality, dropped calls and weak signals, we would like to hear from you."
That is the text from an advertisement placed by a Sacramento-based law firm that is attempting to put together a class action lawsuit against Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL ) . According to the report in Fortune, this is the same personal injury law firm that also sued Facebook (and game designer Zynga) because users received unauthorized charges for games Farmville and Mafia Wars.
The firm's beef with Apple is simply as stated in the quote above: The iPhone 4 can apparently drop calls when held in a certain way. Apple is reportedly aware of the problem and is working on a solution.
I'm all for consumer advocacy, but, really? I mean, really? Is it justifiable to sue over dropped calls? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.