Apple, AT&T sued over iPhone 4 antenna problems

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Just six days after the iPhone 4’s launch, a pair of Maryland residents sued Apple and AT&T, alleging that the smartphone’s defective antenna design drops calls and can’t hold a strong signal.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Maryland, claims that Apple knowingly sold defective phones and broke its warranty promises. The lawsuit also levels seven additional charges against Apple and AT&T, including general negligence, deceptive trade practices, fraud and misrepresentation.

Kevin McCaffrey and Linda Wrinn each pre-ordered a new iPhone from AT&T on June 15, but after receiving their phones on June 24 and 28, respectively, they experienced dropped calls because of the device’s antenna design, the suit alleges.

Full story: Apple, AT&T sued over iPhone 4 antenna problems – Computerworld