Lawfirm Preps iPhone 4 Reception Lawsuit

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Apple’s new iPhone 4 hasn’t been available for a full week yet, and one law firm has already begun working on a potential class action lawsuit over cell signal reception issues some users have been experiencing. Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff, LLP is on the hunt for iPhone 4 owners that have been having signal reception issues as part of the law firm’s investigation.

“KCR is currently investigating potential problems with the release of iPhone 4,” the lawfirm states on its Web site. “If you recently purchased the new iPhone and have experienced poor reception quality, dropped calls and weak signals, we would like to hear from you.”

Some iPhone 4 users have been complaining about an issue where holding the phone in a certain way negatively impacts cell signal reception. In some cases, people have been able to at least partially kill their cell signal reception by holding their iPhone 4 so that part of their hand contacts both antenna pieces in the lower left corner of the device.

In response to the complaints, Apple stated “Gripping any mobile phone will result in some attenuation of its antenna performance, with certain places being worse than others depending on the placement of the antennas. This is a fact of life for every wireless phone.”

Apple CEO Steve Jobs weighed in on the issue, too, telling one iPhone 4 owner to try holding their phone is a different way, and telling another that there isn’t an issue at all. In response to the second customer question, he added “Stay tuned,” hinting that Apple may be working on a fix.

Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff, LLP has previously sued Facebook and Zynga over deceptive ads placed in games like Farmville and Mafia Wars. The law firm hasn’t filed a suit against Apple yet, but considering they’re actively seeking out iPhone 4 owners, it seems likely that a court filing is on the way.

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Comments

Tiger

So, instead of ambulance chasers, we have fruit chasers now.

An Apple a day may keep the doctor away. But it certainly seems to attract lawyers.

MOSiX Man

What Tiger said.

All I can say is that we need to drown, poison, electrocute, disembowel and then incinerate all lawyers like these.

For one thing, the lawsuit is likely to be fairly pointless, because Apple is reportedly already working on a fix for the problem. Though, even if there were merit to this lawsuit, far more often than not these class action cases are a way for each participant to receive .01% of the plaintiff awards, while the lawyers walk away with 50%.

Tiger

Imagine trying to prove to a judge that you were indeed damaged by this? Annoyed, yes. Inconvenienced, yes. Damaged? HAH.

Move your hand people. Put a case on the phone, cause if you drop it, you’re going to be whining a WHOLE lot more about broken glass.

If you’re not familiar with the lyrics to the Eagle’s song “Get Over It”, look them up. It can’t be stated any more plainly.

geoduck

if you drop it, you?re going to be whining a WHOLE lot more about broken glass.

Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff, LLP is getting that class action suit ready as we speak. Something about “negligence in making the screen out of glass that could shatter when dropped on concrete repeatedly” See Exhibit A

Tiger

Now, if the iPhone came in Zune Brown, I mean Tootsie Roll Brown, that would be even funnier of a headline on their video…...

Constable Odo

I saw this comment on another discussion thread concerning this potential class action suit.
“Those lawyers are nothing but ambulance-chasing scumbags.”  I certainly tend to agree with that conclusion.  LOL

If the suit goes through, the law firm will make millions and iPhone users will get back about $25 apiece.  Maybe almost enough to buy an iPhone 4 bumper.

M.Alvarez

may the Lawyers WIN!!!! the reseption SUCKS!!!! and should be corrected…Apple likes to make the money but not spend it correcting the issue????? even if you get a case the reception still drops to “0”

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