Another Bite out of Apple. So, Apple is in the news this week, as it was last week, this time over allegations that its iPad is not up to scratch. Essentially, the proposed class action alleges that the smash hit techno gizmo “overheats and fails to operate properly in warm conditions.”
The complaint reportedly states that the iPad “does not live up to the reasonable consumer’s expectations created by Apple” because it “overheats so quickly under common weather conditions.” And, “that in direct sunlight, the iPad turns itself off after just a few minutes of use.”
FYI—Apple said that customers bought 3.27 million iPads last quarter. It was only introduced at the beginning of April. So, no surprise it has outsold the iPod outsold revenue-wise: $2.17 billion in the quarter ended June 10 compared with $1.54 billion for the iPod. Well, if there is a problem, at least we know they can afford the fix.
C’mon, Smile and Say “Fleeced!” What would the week be without a wages class action? This one pertains to back wages reportedly owed to thousands of employees of Consumer Programs Incorporated (CPI) who work at Sears Portrait Studios and Wal-Mart Picture Me Portrait Studios.
BTW—CPI states it is the largest portrait studio operator in North America, with photography services in over 3,000 locations nationally. Umm. That’s a lot of overhead…
The specific allegations include failure to pay employees for all the time they work, Continue reading “Week Adjourned: 7.31.10”