News:On December 29, Apple is facing a new class action lawsuit in the United States because the iPhone package does not contain a charger. The plaintiff, Elizabeth Steines, believes that Apple has been selling iPhones without chargers since last year, but did not make it clear to consumers, resulting in consumers not knowing that the iPhones they purchased were "incomplete products that lack basic functions."
In the class-action lawsuit, Steines argues that Apple only indicates in small print on the back of the iPhone product box that the Lighting cable is included in the package, and that the power adapter and earphones are sold separately.
IT Home learned that Steines argued that the iPhone sold without a charger, the product "is not suitable for its intended use (telephone and microcomputer), because it requires electricity or energy to operate." And consumers who buy a new iPhone and don't already own a charger are forced to pay more for it, ultimately raising the price of the product.
Apple claims that the decision not to include a charger in the iPhone packaging is for environmental reasons. But Steines argues that Apple "could have taken other steps to promote environmental sustainability" rather than "unless an additional purchase is made, the product will not be usable."
Steines accused Apple of unjust enrichment, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and breach of contract, as well as violations of the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act, multiple state consumer fraud laws, and the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.