LAWeekly reports that a Los Angeles man has filed a class action lawsuit against Apple over the iPhone 4’s glass casing. He claims that his iPhone 4’s glass broke when his daughter dropped the device, three feet above the ground, while sending a text message. He says the iPhone 3GS he owns never had a glass breaking issue when dropped from similar heights.
The man even claims that Apple “knows about the design flaw and refuses to warn consumers that “normal” use leads essentially to a broken phone.” The lawsuit gets into the fact that Apple claims the iPhone 4’s glass casing is “20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic,” “ultra-durable” and is the same “glass used in helicopters and high-speed trains.”
The plaintiff is not the only one experiencing the issue as iPhone warranty-company Square Trade says the iPhone 4’s glass breaks 82% more than the iPhone 3GS’s glass.- This was from a survey of 20,000 damaged iPhone 4s. (via The Next Web)