iPhone users Zoltan Stiener and Ynez Stiener have filed a class action lawsuit against Apple and AT&T that alleges breach of contract, fraud, and violations of California law. The iPhone users claim that Apple and AT&T failed to inform iPhone buyers that it would costs more than $100 to replace iPhone batteries. Unlike most mobile phones, the iPhone battery is not designed to be removed by users. The suit claims that the battery must be replaced after about 300 charges, which equates to about a year or less of usage.
Apple's iPhone website claims that "A properly maintained iPhone battery is designed to retain up to 80 percent of its original capacity at 400 full charge and discharge cycles. You may choose to replace your battery when it no longer holds sufficient charge to meet your needs."
The lawsuit is the third such class action lawsuit regarding Apple's non-removable battery.
For more on the suit:
- read this article from InformationWeek