26 abr 2021 22:00 GMT
According to the plaintiff, the company is misleading buyers, which forces unexpected and additional costs for them.
Apple is facing a class action lawsuit, filed in the state of New York (USA), which claims the company has exaggerated its advertising campaigns, which increases the water-resistance capacity of its iPhones, Inform AppleInsider.
The plaintiff argues that the rating given to iPhones in this regard is “poorly rated”. They allege that Apple tests its endurance with pure, stagnant water instead of salt or seawater. “This means that consumers who stand on the pool or on the beach and their equipment is temporarily broken or submerged will be denied coverage because the water contains chlorine or salt,” the lawsuit states. Having said.
The iPhone 7 was the first to include a water resistance guarantee. The current iPhone 12 has an IP68 rating, which says it can stay at “a maximum depth of 6 meters for up to 30 minutes”.
The lawsuit cites instances where an iPhone fails after falling into a swimming pool, into seawater, or into a soap solution. Complainants believe Apple is misleading buyers, forcing additional costs for the latter. They demand that the company make adjustments to the details of its smartphone and repair the damage to those who have suffered losses due to such a cause in New York State.
This is not the first time that Apple’s water resistance claims have been attacked by users. In November 2020, the Italian Antitrust Authority fined Apple 10 million euros ($ 12 million) for misleading consumers by claiming exaggerated capacity and then denied related guarantee payments.
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