Apple Gearing Up for August Trial Date

The August date for a class action lawsuit against Apple is quickly approaching. Originally filed in 2016, this lawsuit claims that users who signed up for AppleCare and needed repairs or replacements for their devices, did not get parts that were “equivalent to new”, as promised in the warranty agreement. 

Plaintiffs accuse Apple of using refurbished parts to repair their broken iPhones, iPads, or iPods. The refurbished parts are not equal in quality to new parts since they’ve already been used, they state. The class action is asking for monetary compensation and that Apple stop using refurbished parts to replace damaged units. 

At the last hearing, Judge William Orrick, denied Apple’s request to rid the class of its certification. He claimed that Apple was “repackaging” arguments made earlier in the process and was there unconvinced that class certification should be changed. To qualify as a class member you must have purchased AppleCare or AppleCare+ on or after July 20, 2012 and received a refurbished part when using their warranty in 2019.

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