Remember that time Cult of Mac reported that Apple’s oft-maligned iOS Maps function steered people the wrong way across Fairbanks Airport Taxiway? If you’re anything like this writer, you probably either chuckled at the egregiousness of the error or else were momentarily aghast, and then went on with the rest of your day.
Well, in the eyes of some what you should have been thinking is: “hey, I could probably sue over that.”
Perhaps it’s better that you didn’t, however, because the class action lawsuit that has been filed against Apple for iOS Maps is a bit of a headscratcher.
Essentially the gist of the lawsuit is that because Apple’s Maps doesn’t work as well as it should 100 percent of the time, the iPhone itself is not “in merchantable condition”, is guilty of false advertising, and is not fit for purpose. Forget, for a moment, that users are not under obligation to buy Apple devices, and that even once they have been bought they can be returned within a warranty period.
And, hey, didn’t Tim Cook go out of his way to suggest that users download map apps like Bing, MapQuest and Waze, or even use Google or Nokia, during the time it would take Apple to work on their own Maps app?
All of this might be true, but that’s not stopping this suit from rumbling on for the time being.
And that, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, is why Apple is the most sued tech company on the planet.
Source: Patently Apple