Apple is facing another lawsuit Powerbeats battery problem. New Yorker Alejandro Vivar he submitted a potential class action lawsuit Powerbeats Pro design flaws prevent proper charging of wireless headphones. As it is reportedly too easy to lose contact between the headphones and their charging housing, one of the headphones will either not charge “consistently” or will quickly discharge. Apple committed the fraud by misrepresenting battery life and failing to address issues it allegedly knew about, the prosecutor said.
Vivaro’s lawyers suggest that a combination of the design of the case and the insufficiently strong “seal” for the ear (a piece that enters your ear) could be responsible for this. Customers had to resort to inserting a “wedge” in order to keep the filling needles in contact, the lawsuit states. Lawyers also reject Apple’s claims that the Powerbeats Pro is resistant to sweat and water, claiming that sweat corrodes the charging contacts.
The lawsuit asks Apple to “correct” the situation, compensate the affected users and pay indefinite damages. If the lawsuit was fully upheld as a class action lawsuit, it would cover New York City buyers, as well as those in Georgia, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Virginia.
We asked Apple for comment. As with many such lawsuits, there is no certainty that it will achieve class action status or lead to damages. And don’t expect unexpected gains even if the case succeeds – s some exceptions, class action lawsuits usually result small payments. If nothing else, the lawsuit could affect design choices more than Powerbeats Pro customer bank accounts.
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