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  • Apple Facing Class Action Lawsuit Over MMS Delay

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    Lawsuits seem to be filed for just about any reason these days. As a result, some have criticized Americans for becoming too "litigious" of a society.

    A story out this weekend certainly isn't going to help erase this perception.

    According to our friends at Gizmodo, a class action lawsuit has been filed against Apple as a result of the company and their cohorts at AT&T promising MMS service in summer but only delivering it three full days into the start of fall.

    Apple class-action lawsuit, case file #23423: A Minnesota iPhone owner joined a class-action lawsuit to punish Apple and AT&T for failing to provide MMS by "late summer" as promised. Evidence: MMS came out post-Labor-Day, which is officially autumn. The horror!
    I can relate to the frustration experienced by many over the seemingly eternal wait for a fairly basic service on the iPhone. But a lawsuit? Really?

    To be fair, Apple sold more than 1 million of its newest iPhones in just the first weekend after its launch back in June. At the time, the company said AT&T would support MMS by "late summer."

    Consequently, Irving is seeking unspecified damages because he was told he would have MMS service in summer - apparently, the main reason he bought the iPhone in June in Apple Valley.

    Kyle Irving of Minneapolis was told he would have MMS when he purchased his iPhone in late June, yet it took another two months to arrive, which surely is a crime heinous enough to warrant yet another go-nowhere class-action lawsuit. The Minnesota suit will be grouped with similar suits from other states, though it's not clear exactly how much money in damages is being sought.
    As a non-lawyer, I have no intelligent input to offer on the legit weight or merits of Mr. Irving's argument. But if we do inhabit a society where a burglar can win a lawsuit for injuring himself in a house he broke into, or a man can earn millions from a fast food chain for spilling their hot coffee on himself, I guess anything is possible.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Facing Class Action Lawsuit Over MMS Delay started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 87 Comments
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      you guys/girls are all morons...i can buy a $20 rebated prepay phone and have full MMS...yet my $500 state of the art iphone hasnt had MMS till NOW?....APPLE [IS] to blame!!!...this lawsuit will be settled to shut those weasels up....but APPLE will pay out.....either through their lawyers trying to BASH this....or to shut them up....admit it morons...you just wish you also were involved in this class action, so you could get your dirty cash too....by the way....to that idiot on the first page who was saying the iphone users were going to have to pay for there lawyers....OBVIOSLEY has no idea about a class action lawsuit....you see the lawyers get paid from the payout when they WIN!....its the gamble they take....its usually a large lawfirm that has quite alot of equity and are used to winning in court....so if they loose...the expenses involved are like the change jingleing in OUR pockets to them....so there...

      lets all argue about something stupid some more
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Quote Originally Posted by rhekt View Post
      you guys/girls are all morons..
      I'm definitely feeling the love.
    1. plcrules's Avatar
      plcrules -
      cant sue apple they made no promise and 3.0 is capable of mms
      att deserve wat they get and they cant win

      and once a robber was in this backyard tryin 2 break in he tripped over a rake and sued
      he won lol
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      ^I already told that story.. only mine was he dropped a tv on his foot. lol.
    1. plcrules's Avatar
      plcrules -
      srry posted same comment twice lag
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Nice double post
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rhekt View Post
      you guys/girls are all morons...i can buy a $20 rebated prepay phone and have full MMS...yet my $500 state of the art iphone hasnt had MMS till NOW?....APPLE [IS] to blame!!!...this lawsuit will be settled to shut those weasels up....but APPLE will pay out.....either through their lawyers trying to BASH this....or to shut them up....admit it morons...you just wish you also were involved in this class action, so you could get your dirty cash too....by the way....to that idiot on the first page who was saying the iphone users were going to have to pay for there lawyers....OBVIOSLEY has no idea about a class action lawsuit....you see the lawyers get paid from the payout when they WIN!....its the gamble they take....its usually a large lawfirm that has quite alot of equity and are used to winning in court....so if they loose...the expenses involved are like the change jingleing in OUR pockets to them....so there...

      lets all argue about something stupid some more
      Problem with that theory is that if Apple or AT&T win, then YOU have to pay all of their lawyers which will come out to millions of dollars. Seen it before...

      And how are we morons??
      lol
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      [haha!!]....guess thats why i pay more for apple products MELECH...damage control...apples got it figured out....dont worry...ill pay your rent when you cant afford it anymore because of this lawsuit...
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      What a sue happy world we live in... I think someone needs to stop such stupid crap!
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      What is the big f*****g deal? I hope his case would go to court and lost. Maybe after paying coupe thousand in lawyer and court fees would teach him a lesson.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Quote Originally Posted by rhekt View Post
      you guys/girls are all morons...i can buy a $20 rebated prepay phone and have full MMS...yet my $500 state of the art iphone hasnt had MMS till NOW?....APPLE [IS] to blame!!!...this lawsuit will be settled to shut those weasels up....but APPLE will pay out.....either through their lawyers trying to BASH this....or to shut them up....admit it morons...you just wish you also were involved in this class action, so you could get your dirty cash too....by the way....to that idiot on the first page who was saying the iphone users were going to have to pay for there lawyers....OBVIOSLEY has no idea about a class action lawsuit....you see the lawyers get paid from the payout when they WIN!....its the gamble they take....its usually a large lawfirm that has quite alot of equity and are used to winning in court....so if they loose...the expenses involved are like the change jingleing in OUR pockets to them....so there...

      lets all argue about something stupid some more
      Hey take it easy there... name calling is not nice.....
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rhekt View Post
      [haha!!]....guess thats why i pay more for apple products MELECH...damage control...apples got it figured out....dont worry...ill pay your rent when you cant afford it anymore because of this lawsuit...
      lol, I am a happy Tmobile customer...besides, I can pay my own rent. Wait, I dont have to pay rent because I OWN!
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      ^ Good point!
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by bruinsrme View Post
      I want my two dollars......

      Love that movie (Better off Dead)
    1. eremeya's Avatar
      eremeya -
      Quote Originally Posted by €hR!$ View Post
      Apple kept MMS off the iPhone for 2 years. AT&T, 3 months. Yes, people were annoyed that there was no MMS on the iPhone for so long, but no one expressed so much hate toward Apple like they are with AT&T. You all have been waiting 2 years for MMS on the iPhone. What's a few extra months?
      Apple didn't promise MMS during the first two years, AT&T however did say it would be available by the end of summer.

      Apple shouldn't be in this lawsuit because it is AT&T's false advertising.

      If I remember right didn't AT&T also say tethering would be available by the end of summer?
    1. atm_10142k's Avatar
      atm_10142k -
      Quote Originally Posted by dmcdivitt View Post
      Apple needs to learn to do what it says. The lawsuit will end up being thrown out because no harm was caused, so it's an expensive way to make a point. Proving intent will be hard.
      Come oh, Its not apple that provides the MMS service, Apple provided the Firmware 3.1, it was delivered weeks ago that included the MMS. It needed AT&T plist to activate it. Its AT&T that did not get their act together. Apple delivered
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      are you sure melech?...you seem like a renter....lol!...all aside ...if its at&ts fault why have all their other phones had MMS allready....iphone hasnt had MMS since it came out....sounds like an apple issue...hell i even had video MMS with my cheap ol' LG shine..1 1/2 years ago. i think i spent $99 with a $50 mail in rebate for that... (just switched over from verizon) newbie mistake-..wink..-
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Nope. Melech's a rich jew.
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      lol on topic pleeeeeease I can see where this is going already
    1. SundayDuffer's Avatar
      SundayDuffer -
      Cant we all get along? No we cannot.

      debate all you want...but no names calling, no flames please.