Mounting Lawsuits Cloud Apple's Hope for iPhone Glory
By: Rachele Cermak
Apple Inc. and AT&T are going into the courtroom over the iPhone. This time they're being sued for allegedly conducting unfair business practices and for violations of antitrust, telecommunications and warranty laws. Some feel the exclusive nature of the iPhone and AT&T is forming a monopoly. The price of the service and for the iPhone itself are significantly higher than other phones.
This isn't the first civil case against the companies.
Apple upset consumers after they dropped the iPhone price almost $200 about two months after its release.
A lawsuit was also filed over Apple's failure to inform buyers the $86 price to replace the battery.