The Quebec Superior Court has ruled that a class action lawsuit against Apple Canada Inc. and Apple Inc. is approved to be heard in court.
The class action affects Quebecers who purchased Apple products with rechargeable batteries since December of 2014 and those who have bought AppleCare since December 2015.
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The lawsuit alleges that Apple failed to provide products (including iPhones, iPads, iPods, Macbooks, and Apple Watches) that are as durable as they claim.
“Apple has publicly admitted that the batteries on products they manufacture and sell have a limited lifespan,” reads the violation on the LPC law firm website. “Consequently, the one-year warranty period offered to Quebec consumers is not a reasonable length of time, having regard to the price paid and intended use for Apple Products.”
The case also alleges that Quebec consumers who bought the AppleCare warranty were not informed of the legal guarantee that’s available to buyers under Quebec’s Consumer Protection Act.
The lawsuit claims the Apple company is responsible to disclose consumer guarantees, like the province’s Consumer Protection Act, to would-be-buyers before they opt to buy AppleCare.
The class action is seeking compensation and punitive damages for consumers who have been affected.
Those who are eligible can find more information on the LPC Avocats website.