In the first lawsuit of it’s kind Apple iPod Nano owners dissatisfied with their new toys are suing Apple saying the screens scratch too easily.
Ars Technica: “Angry iPod Nano owners have filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in San Jose, California, against Apple Computer, Inc. The lawsuit, filed by attorneys from Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro in Seattle and David P. Meyer & Associates in Columbus, Ohio, on behalf of all Nano owners, charges that the iPod Nano’s LCD screen is too easily scratched. The claim is that under normal use, the screen will become so scratched that it is rendered unreadable, and that Apple was aware of these problems and shipped the Nano anyway, violating “implied and expressed warranties.” The suit asks for “damages in the amount of monies paid for Nanos,” as well as unspecified actual, statutory and punitive damages.
Apple has no official comment on the lawsuit, but representatives from the company have stated that the Nano is made from the same polycarbonate materials as previous models of iPods, and that the scratching problem does not appear to be widespread. The lawsuit claims that the Nano has a thinner coating of polycarbonate resin and is thus more scratchable than previous iPods.”