Given the angry "fan" mail I got when I cursed Steve Jobs last month, I don't even want to imagine the responses that the woman suing Apple
I'll be the first to admit that I may have been a tad too harsh on the company after it lowered the price of the iPhone by $200. But my written outrage was intended to voice my opinion, and let Apple know that many of its customers were unhappy. While many readers were upset to hear a pessimistic viewpoint on their beloved company, at least my complaints didn't make it to a District Court.
Dongmei Li of Queens, New York, has decided to sue the company for "injuring" customers because the product no longer provides profits to those who resell phones they purchased prior to the price cut. Additionally, she believes that the company has violated price-discrimination laws, since purchasers of the 4GB phone were issued less favorable terms.
And speaking of lawsuits, it looks like Apple is the company to sue these days. Lawyer Damian Fernandez is asking people to join in his class action if they own an iPhone and want to transfer out of AT&T
Sure, I was upset at Steve Jobs and his decision to slash the price of the iPhone so quickly, but taking these issues to court is beyond necessary. The company is a business, and I guess I have to have faith that the strategies Apple is employing will be lucrative in the end -- even if they aren't optimal to me personally. Because in the end, consumers will continue to purchase the products, and I'm pretty sure a $1 million lawsuit isn't anything to blink at for a firm that boasts a $138 billion market cap.
Fool contributor Kristin Graham is long shares of AT&T, but has no financial interest in any other companies mentioned. Her anger at Steve Jobs subsided significantly after picking up a new gadget with her $100 rebate from Apple. The Fool's has a level-headed disclosure policy.