PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (Reuters) — Apple Computer Inc. faced a lawsuit that alleged the company knew its Nano portable music player was defective but still decided to press on with the product’s release last month.
he credit card-sized Nano, which replaced the best-selling iPod mini and is smaller than the traditional iPod, met with rave reviews. But users quickly started grumbling on Internet message boards that the device’s screen scratches too easily.
Consumers have filed a proposed class action lawsuit in San Jose, California, on Wednesday, claiming the Nano scratched “excessively during normal usage” and alleged Apple released the product knowing the problems and led consumers to believe it was durable — forcing them to shoulder the cost of replacing defective music players.
The complaint blamed the Nano’s defectiveness on the film of plastic resin that covers it to protect it from damage. Previous versions of the iPod were coated with thicker and stronger resin, the suit said.
This is Laaaaaaaaame! I dont feel its Apple’s fault if your screen scratches up, its your responsibility if it scratches. I also disagree that this is some plan to turn profit into this. Apple is at the end for attack, as usual Customer Vs. Corporate Entity, therefore Apple is guilty by association. I commend Apple for their developments lately. If I had the money, I’d buy a Mac Mini.