Apple Sued Over Faulty 'Lightning' Cables For New Gadgets

Law360, Chicago (November 25, 2013, 2:33 PM EST) -- Apple Inc. was hit Friday with a proposed class action in California federal court alleging that the “Lightning” cable, which powers its latest generation of devices, including the iPhone 5, is defective and that the computer giant has failed to properly recall the cables or refund consumers.

The cables — which are the sole means of charging the devices and connecting them to computers — allegedly deteriorate in months under normal use, leaving purchasers unable to charge or sync their devices unless they purchase another cable,...
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