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Friday, October 21, 2005

Lawsuit against Apple over iPod nano scratches?

Man now I have heard everything, Jason Tomczak has filed a class-action lawsuit against Apple Computer on behalf of all iPod nano owners, demanding that customers get their money back as well as a share of the company’s profits on the music player’s sales states a article by Red Herring. According to the site:
The lawsuit charges screens on the tiny flash-based digital audio players “scratch excessively during normal usage, rendering the screen on the Nanos unreadable, and violating state consumer protection statutes… and causing Plaintiff class members to incur loss of use and monetary damages.”
O.K. let me get this straight, because you say that the iPod scratches easily, you feel you should get your money back plus a share of the company's profits on the iPod Nano sales?

O.k. who's been drinking moonshine with their coffee? You know for a stretch I can see the lawsuit asking for their money back, or even a new Nano with free protective cover, but also profits from sales?.

These 2 law firms (Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro and David P. Meyer & Associates) representing the plaintiffs must watch and takes notes from Boston Legal with at least one of them thinking he's "Denny Crane", and saying his name out loud over and over again with his side kick "Alan Shore" besides him.

Bottom line of this lawsuit is just media attention, the lawyers will take the lawsuit even if they think the lawsuit is Bullshit because they know the media attention will bring them in lots of new clients. See I watch Boston Legal also.

The Plaintiffs may walk off at best with their money back or a new Nano.

I'll keep a eye and ear on this.

But while we are taking about iPods, it seems the folks at Mac360 where right when it come to their Oct. 14 article about "Video Dating, Porn, Sex To Be Huge On iPod Video".

It seems the porn industry could not wait for the video iPod to come out, and are embracing it with open arms. Playboy's decision last year to release an image gallery of some of its models for the iPod photo proves this, and now many other sites are gearing up.

The Suicide Girls adult website, HellHouse Video, and Sin City has made selections of trailers for their movies available in an iPod-compatible format. I'll let the guys at Apple X give you the Adult( 18 and over) links.

But then again I'm sure most buyers of the new *Billy Graham Special Edition GodPod will not click those links. Those links are for sinners.

This iPod is available for just $349, it comes with an exclusive Billy Graham poster and, as an extra special treat, it includes an iTunes Music Store coupon you can use to get $50 off your purchase of “Billy Graham: Crusade.” As unique as the iPod itself, this digital boxed set brings you inside the stadium for a unique Billy Graham Crusade experience.
*this is not real look at the page ip address

Also new are Griffin's new innovative iTrip for the iPod nano.
Griffin says
"The iTrip now uses the iPod's high resolution LCD for optimal viewing of station information. Additionally the sled design and minimalist controls make this the thinnest FM transmitter for the slimmest iPod to date"
"iPod nano slides into iTrip and securely connects via the iPod's dock and headphone connectors. iTrip accomplishes all this without adding bulk to the slim, sexy iPod nano. To stay securely attached it uses patented micro grip technology. This technology uses microscopic material to provide a secure grip without ever losing its holding properties."
The company is accepting pre-orders now and the device is expected to ship in November for an introductory price of $50.

Now for all of you who want a complete review which includes the in's and out's, hop over to ARS Technica, where they do a complete tear down (literally) of the new Video iPod


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