A Colorado man filed a $5 million class-action lawsuit stating Apple knew the Apple Watch was defective at or before the time it started selling to the public.
The heat is on Apple once again, this time regarding a class action lawsuit on defective Apple Watches, the plaintiff Kenneth Sciacca claims all Apple Watches contain the same defect, which causes the screens on the Watch to crack, shatter, or detach from the body of the Watch, this sometimes can happen as early as a few days after purchasing.
The plaintiff has brought this lawsuit on behalf of himself and others who have experienced similar situations with their Apple Watch with either a crack, shatter or detach part from the body of the Watch. The plaintiff states that Apple was aware that the Watches were defective at or before the time it began selling them to the public, and that users had begun complaining of these issues to Apple as early as April 2015 once the Series 0 was released and up to Series 3 Watch. By 2017, Apple did acknowledge there was a defect problem with swelling batteries with certain Series 0 Watches, and Apple extended the warranty from one to three years.
Once again, as the complaints continue to roll-in on Series 1, 2 and 3, Apple continued to deny its product was not defective until April 2018 when Apple made the acknowledgment that swelling was occurring in certain Series 2 Watches and extended the warranty from one to three years. The Plaintiff also explained the purpose of this class lawsuit is the misconduct of Apple knowing its product had defects and consciously putting forth the effort of concealing this problem.