The iPhone 7 is only Five Days Old and a Class Action has already begun over Apple's Upgrade Program
Apple introduced the new iPhone 7 last Wednesday. It took only five days for Block & Leviton LLP to announce that they've filed a class action lawsuit against Apple Inc. on behalf of Apple customers who signed up for the Apple iPhone Upgrade Program last year and have now been shut out of receiving the latest iPhones.
Their press release states that "On September 7, 2016, Apple announced the availability of new iPhones: the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Customers who had signed up for the Apple iPhone Upgrade Program, which promised an "easy" way to get a new iPhone "every year," tried like many others to purchase their iPhones as soon as they went on sale at midnight Pacific time on September 9, 2016. But, the lawsuit alleges, iPhone Upgrade Program customers, unlike every other customer, were shut out from reserving the most in-demand phone models and colors.
These customers are unable to "get in line" to reserve their favored devices. Instead, they are told to simply "check back." In the meantime, they will continue to be required to make monthly payments on their older iPhones, and their eligibility for future iPhones will be delayed, the lawsuit alleges.
If you belong to the iPhone Upgrade Program and have been affected by these issues, you can contact Block & Leviton to learn more about your legal rights. Contact attorney Jacob Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.blockesq.com/iphone."
Do you think they have a legitimate case or is it just an ambulance chaser looking to cash in on a foible in Apple's system that will reasonably be worked out by Apple in the coming days ahead? Send in your comments below.
Class Action Details about the iPhone 7 Misfire on Apple's Upgrade Program Surface in California Court - Patently Apple
Update Sept. 13, 2016 9:25 a.m.: See the full details of the lawsuit in our new report titled "Class Action Details about the iPhone 7 Misfire on Apple's Upgrade Program Surface in California Court."