Apple Sued For Cutting iPhone Price

from the iFrivolous dept

Apple certainly surprised a lot of people last month with its sudden and steep price cuts on the iPhone. It certainly isn't a surprise that technology prices drop over time -- but to have them drop by a third after just two months seemed a bit extreme. While some early adopters just shrugged and figured it was the price of getting the device first, others weren't too thrilled about it. Apple quickly decided to fork over $100 credit to upset early adopters, but apparently that wasn't enough to satisfy one litigious individual who has decided to sue Apple, AT&T and Steve Jobs personally over the price cuts. It's difficult to see how you can sue a company for cutting its prices (especially on such a high-priced item in a competitive market), and the details suggest this case won't get very far. The key to the lawsuit seems to be the highly questionable claim that Apple cut the prices in order to make life difficult for anyone who was trying to resell an iPhone at profit. There's also some ridiculousness about how the 2-year contract with AT&T is unfair because those who bought phones at a later date could unlock them using 3rd party software. Of course, that has nothing to do with Apple or AT&T -- and the recent iBricking certainly suggests that such a claim won't hold much weight in court. All in all, this sounds like a typical "I don't like it, so I'll sue" response, when there's simply no actual legal basis for the lawsuit.
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Filed Under: iphone, steve jobs
Companies: apple, at&t

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  1. identicon
    Aaron *Brother Head* Moss, 1 Oct 2007 @ 11:10am

    Re: Re: Re: And people wonder....

    "A lawyer needs money too, so I blame the moron with the lawsuit. Why should a lawyer refuse a case anymore than you or I should refuse a good job?"

    That's part of what makes us human. The ability to to use our minds (or lack of minds in some cases).

    Just cuz someone offers you something, doesn't mean you need to take it.

    If someone offered 10 millions dollars to do something illegal, then that means if you get caught, it's not your fault? No, you would still be held responsible.

    I personally blame bot the moron with the lawsuit and the lawyer that doesn't tell him, "Hey! You're an asshat!".
    They're both to blame.

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