Apple Accused Of Rigging IPhone Power Button To Fail

Law360, Los Angeles (May 10, 2013, 9:25 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc. was hit with a putative class action Friday in California federal court alleging the iPhone 4’s power button is rigged to fail just after the one-year warranty covering the device has expired, rendering the phone unusable.

IPhone owner Debra Hilton, who hopes to represent owners of Apple’s iPhone 4 who purchased the phone from Apple or AT&T Inc. in the U.S., says Apple knew when it manufactured, marketed and sold the device that it was “plagued by a latent defect,” but failed to disclose...
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