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Apple sued over iPhone 4 power button, lawsuit claims power button was defective

Apple sued by Florida woman who claims iPhone 4's power button is defective

By: Trace Hagan from May 14, 2013 @ 22:31 CDT

Apple has been sued over allegations that the power flex cable in the iPhone 4 was defective. According to the lawsuit, Apple decided not to disclose this defect in order to sell more units. Debra Hilton has filed a class action lawsuit in San Jose, California on behalf of iPhone 4 purchasers. The lawsuit demands over $5 million from Apple.


As evidence for the lawsuit, Hilton cites posts on Apple's own forums, in which users have complained about the power button. Hilton also provides a YouTube video explaining how to repair the button and comments made by a self-described iPhone repairman that assert the power button is a common issue on the iPhone 4.

Apple has not yet commented on the lawsuit.


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