Apple Smashes Class Action Over Cracked IPhones

Law360, Los Angeles (September 4, 2012, 7:56 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a putative class action accusing Apple Inc. of misleading consumers about the strength and durability of the glass screens and panels on its iPhone 4 device, saying reasonable consumers would expect its reinforced-glass surfaces might break when dropped.

“The shattered window of a storefront, the cracked windshield of a car, and the chipped smartphone screen are routine encounters of modern existence,” U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila wrote in his order Tuesday, dismissing the claims against Apple while granting...
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