So much for the happy ending
A fairy tale gone wrong: Apple slapped with a class action lawsuit over iPhone 4
Once upon a time, there was an iPhone 4. A very, very beautiful iPhone 4. That was acquired 1.7 million times a mere three days following its launch.
The noble Emperor Jobs was immeasurably happy with this news. In fact, as the reigning ruler of the Holy Apple Empire, he was, perhaps, the happiest man in a turtleneck in the world. Despite his lack of hair.
Then one day, the Big Bad Class Action Lawsuit Wolf came and chewed a gaping hole through Apple's fairy tale.
That's right. A big, bad class action lawsuit. Because the peasants within the Holy Apple dominion were quite unhappy with their iPhone 4s, truth be told.
"We hold our phones in our left hands, and our calls are dropped!" the villagers cried in desperation.
"You're not holding it right," Emperor Jobs declared. "And you're all insane."
Why, that pesky reception issue that Emperor Jobs denied? 'Twas certainly no figment of the townspeople's imaginations.
In fact, the antenna malfunctions were so real that the peasants banded together to sue the Empire of Apple and its trusted service provider companion, AT&T.
According to the complaint featured on Gizmodo, the lawsuit made claims ranging from hurling general negligence accusations at Apple and AT&T, to flinging breach of warranty, fraud, and misrepresentation allegations at Apple. Egads!
Is there a happy ending in sight for the legendary Holy Apple Empire? Only the kiss of a court judgment will break the hell. But we certainly don't foresee Apple and AT&T merrily trotting off into the sunset together any time soon.