Apple has gotten slapped with yet another lawsuit, this time over the Apple Watch. The proposed class action lawsuit claims that every single generation of the wearable features a serious defect.
The issue apparently results in the display cracking, shattering or detaching from the body of the Apple Watch. It supposedly occurs through no fault of the owner. The complaint alleges that the company knew or should have known about the flaw. It also claims that the brand actively concealed and failed to disclose the problem to consumers.
The lawsuit is throwing the net pretty wide, including the original, Series 1, Series 2, and Series 3 Apple Watch in its case. It goes as far as to state that the firm’s internal policy is to deny the existence of the fault and say the issue has come about thanks to accidental damage by the user. It then refuses to carry out its limited warranty on these grounds.
Apple Watch Defect Cases
The customer is then faced with expensive repair or replacement charges through no fault of their own. As for proof, the main complainant is a US citizen named Kenneth Sciacca. His Apple Watch Series 2 unexpectedly detached from its body after he removed the smartwatch from its charger.
The case further cites posts on the Apple Support Communities, MacRumors forums, Twitter, and Reddit. The company has actually acknowledged an issue with swollen batteries that might cause the screen to pop off in select original and Series 2 models. It’s promised to repair affected units for free up to 3 years after purchase.
Sciacca’s complaint states that Apple is refusing to extend these free repairs to Apple Watch models without a puffed-up battery. He’s seeking $5 million in damages for all affected owners. We’ll let you know how it all shakes out as the case progresses.