Apple, AT&T face lawsuit again regarding 3G speeds

Yet another lawsuit is filed against Apple and AT&T claiming that the iPhone fails to live up to 3G speeds, and claims that the AT&T's infrastructure cannot handle the overwhelming 3G signal in comparison to the huge number of iPhones sold. A long list of problems which were not fixed or worsened by the iPhone's 2.0 & 2.1 software updates, cracks formed in the iPhone casing due to faulty manufacturing, are also mentioned in the complaint.

This is the second lawsuit filed this week against Apple among many others over the past several months. Apple and AT&T have already been sued in the past for similar reasons and for not maintaining a consistent 3G service.

The iPhone 3G television advertisements which exaggerated the speed of the iPhone 3G were banned after viewers complained that the ads were misleading. In response to one such suit Apple argued that no reasonable person would take the statements in iPhone 3G ads as fact. Besides a study carried out by Wired last year to test iPhone 3G speeds concluded that iPhone data speed problems have more to do with the carriers' networks than with Apple's handsets.

Similarly, when Blackberry Storm's bumpy start was questioned, RIM's Co-Chief Executive Jim Balsillie told that such bug fixes are now quite common as the devices become too complex to handle. If so, what about the frustrated customers buying these devices? Should they come up with an answer in the form of lawsuits?

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Waiting for lawsuits about Apple's "best in the world" notebook screen being worse (even after calibrating) than cheep netbooks' screens.

Not that I believe they'll ever be sued for these lies. Apple ~= Scientology.

What about the HP laptops that are being heavily advertised with regards to 3G functionality? They don't get a lawsuit because they didn't have the commercial with a visual aid to help exaggerate the speeds?

Surely there is something in the end user license agreement that states that connection speeds will vary.

I'm all for improved connection speeds, but my enthusiasm for free markets makes me want to see one of the other carries compete more, bring faster service, and win over AT&T's customers. Unfortunately, the 2-year contracts make it difficult.

yes 2yr contracts are a bit off. But if at&t are not living up to their end of the deal then they themselves have essentially broken the contract which should allow you an out if thats the case

Atlonite said,
yes 2yr contracts are a bit off. But if at&t are not living up to their end of the deal then they themselves have essentially broken the contract which should allow you an out if thats the case

Oh, I absolutely agree.

Someone needs to take AT&T to task. Forget Apple or RIM or Nokia or any of the phone manufacturers; AT&T gets away with this crap because nobody is singling them out.

They need to be busted up, yet again. That aside...

If their infrastructure can't cope with the amount of users, as is the case with their broadband internet, then they're defrauding people by charging for a package that can't possibly be used as advertised.

iamwhoiam said,
then they're defrauding people by charging for a package that can't possibly be used as advertised.


AT&T does not advertise any specific speeds for their 3G network, and the term 3G covers a LOT of ground.

I've never really had any serious problems, especially speed-wise with my iPhone 3G. When there are problems its network related, not specific to the phone, as my wife will have the problem on her Treo 750 as well.

You'd think Apple would actually test the network their product will run on, especially if it'll be exclusive to that network, no?

Its Apple claiming the speeds. However if AT&T have promised Apple what Apple advertise then AT&T are breaching the contract and are in the wrong