Although initially it might have sounded like somewhat of a long shot, the judicial institutions in the country have taken up the accusations leveled against Apple’s Unlocked Iphone 4 and AT&T rather seriously and have given the lawsuit a class action status. Judge James Ware of the U.S. District court for the Northern District of California was the one who gave this judgment which could mean more trouble for both the companies concerned. This all started when the consumers in the USA raised their doubts over a probable conspiracy involving AT&T and Apple when the latter decided to tie up exclusively with the carrier.
Initially this law suit was filed in the year 2007 with a view to protect the interests of the customers when a section of the buyers felt that Apple and AT&T were trying to work unfairly to exert some kind of a monopoly over the release of the iPhone. The consumers who had filed this law suit had objected to how they would have to buy the iPhone and use it with AT&T. More interestingly it was said that the companies were lying to the customers about the two year contract when in truth you would not be able to transfer to another carrier even after the two year contract was to expire.
Although the lawsuit might have wanted to mean well, but in all truth, it is very presumptuous to level such allegations on such companies, it is in fact at a level ridiculous. There are several such phones like the HTC Unlocked Droid ( Eris ) which you cannot use on any other carrier even if your contract with Verizon wireless expires. Although this story might just fade out, we do believe that we have not heard the last of the class action law suit. In our opinion there is still much left to be seen and heard.