In the 2019 incident, an iPhone 6 user named Robert Franklin filed a class-action lawsuit against Apple over the faulty product after his device’s battery exploded.
In an August 2019 incident in Texas, an iPhone 6 user filed a class-action lawsuit against tech giant Apple, alleging that it sold defective batteries after its device’s battery exploded and failed to deliver on warranty promises.
According to court filings, a user named Robert Franklin, listening to music on his iPhone 6, notices that the music playing is starting to jump, and when he picks up his iPhone to check it out, the device explodes and catches fire. Franklin then fell to the ground and suffered burns to his eyes and wrists.
According to the lawsuit, consumers were allegedly given a clear warranty during the sale of the iPhone 6, and Apple guaranteed that the iPhone 6 would not be defective, would meet design features, and be fit for use.
Franklin reportedly suffered economic losses due to the incident, which included the cost of replacing the iPhone and medical treatment for his injuries. As compensation, he is demanding apple more than $5 million for the class, in addition to $75,000 for him.
Franklin wants to represent iPhone 6 owners with all the defective batteries living in Texas in a class-action lawsuit that represents the interests of many who have suffered from similar problems.