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Nano lawsuit to damage Apple\'s reputation?

updated 05:10 pm EDT, Mon October 24, 2005

Nano lawsuit harmful?

The recent lawsuit filed against Apple regarding iPod nano's allegedly fragile screen has some analysts questioning whether the by throwing it from a speeding vehicle at highway speeds, and some Apple fans believe that the latest court case is "a good example of another frivolous lawsuit in a society where many such lawsuits exist." The iPod is "still the name" in MP3 players according to an article from Motley Fool, but despite Apple's reputation for producing elegant products, the Apple brand could receive "a few scratches" as a result, according to the article.

by MacNN Staff





  1. dashiel

    Joined: Dec 1969


    more fool than motley

    alyce lomax is a hack, she's the same "analyst" who predicted that the nano wouldn't be very successful. she's looking for holes where none exist; to what end i'm not sure, she doesn't own apple stock, but perhaps she owns dell or creative. regardless, apple stock has risen a good 3-4% over the last couple of days. imo, her behavior borders on the unethical.

  1. jhorvatic

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Anything can scratch

    Anything can scratch if you abuse it and don't protect it. This is a frivolous lawsuit that should be thrown out on its ear. Apple said that any screen defects would be replaced free of charge with a new nano. What the h*** more do people want. Just someone trying to get rich quick through wasting the courts time.

  1. olePigeon

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Oh noos!!!

    Motley Fool's badmouthing Apple? I won't believe it! The thought is just... revolting.

  1. pascalpp

    Joined: Dec 1969


    my nano cracked

    my nano cracked inexplicably, while in my front pocket with nothing other than my (soft) wallet. i pulled it out and there was a huge purple bruise covering the screen. no trauma had occurred to it that i could recall. it may have been under some small pressure, but my pants aren't that tight!

    anyway, i called apple and initially the rep told me they wouldn't be able to help me with an LCD problem. i pushed a little and said i had read that this was a known problem, and he said hold on and he would do some research. a couple minutes later he came back and told me they would send me a replacement free of charge.

    as is usual for apple repairs and replacements, they are sending me a box overnight. i only have to put my broken nano in the box and call DHL to come pick it up. once apple receives the broken unit, they'll ship my replacement. all at no charge to me, and overall in about 5 days time. not so bad.

  1. jayparry

    Joined: Dec 1969



    If anyone's reputation should get a few scratches it should be those who published this article. As for "throwing things from a speeding vehicle at highway speeds," we should try doing that to those who filed this lawsuit.

    Then when they recover they will more than likely sue the automakers for making devices that "travel at highway speeds."

  1. windsurfer_nyc

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Is that why AAPL was up $1.10 today, setting a new 52-week (and all-time) record??

  1. Eriamjh

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Everybody sues Apple...

    It hasn't hurt their reputation one bit.

  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Funding the lawsuit?

    Wonder who's funding the lawsuit, the same folks that are underwriting SCO's specious claims. I think the smell is coming from Redmond!

  1. jpellino

    Joined: Dec 1969



    anyone with a claim and a lawyer willing to work on contingency can file a suit. if analysts are reacting to this on its face they're not being very analytical.

    these guys and their lawyers are playing the odds. if they get a judge who's not willing to throw it out, the obscene damage request will simply serve to bring apple to the settlement table. the first litigant does seem to be acting like someone out of touch and bulletproof. i believe he'll remain the former and not the latter once he starts dancing with apple's legal eagles.

    as for wear and tear, there's two things i'd never do with this thing - put it in a pants pocket and wipe it with a paper towel. you will not recall feeling the sort of force that can crack the guts of an LCD, and paper towels have small wood particles in them - this lecture you got when you bought your eyeglasses.

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969


    What's new?

    Apple's has produced a boatload of crappy and ill-performing/defective products, and people still think they've got this "Quality is Job One" type of mentality. Think I'm overblowing it, well just ask those people who own those defective iBooks, or defective iMacs, or defective eMacs, or defective G5 towers, or defective powerbooks. Hey, wait, I think that's their entire computer line! (Oh, sorry, I don't think the mini has been claimed as defective. Oh, my mistake, the video out didn't work with all VGA monitors correctly.)

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