Customers have a few options: they could get an out-of-warranty replacement from Apple for $150, or replace the worn-out part themselves.
It sounds wacky, but GigaOM notes that using RICO statutes in class actions is becoming more popular. The suit also invokes California’s unfair competition laws, claiming that Apple gained an unfair advantage over competitors and fleeced customers by selling self-destructing phones.
“Wait a minute,” you say, “wasn’t there already a class action regarding the iPhone 4?” Yes, but that was almost an entire year ago, and regarded the infamous antenna problems with the first iPhone 4. Customers who didn’t want to use a bumper or other case were entitled to fifteen bucks, two years after the iPhone 4 hit the market. Also known as “two iPhones later” for many early adopters.