Apple Being Sued Based on Greenpeace iPhone Report

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  1. Shanesan macrumors 6502

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  2. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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    Could this mean that the EU launch of the iphone could be delayed?
     
  3. Shanesan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Either yes, or Apple will quickly fix it and release the iPhone on time, replacing all the bad ear buds with new ones.

    Sounds like a delay may happen if this reaches court, unless Apple clearly labels the iPhone (Which Apple won't do because it'll ruin their image).

     
  4. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    Buried deep in the report:

    and

    and


    So let's single out the iPhone for chemicals in the headphone cable that are only too high if they are being used for children's toys or childcare articles.

    What a lame attempt at capturing headlines with a complete non-story.

    btw for those of you who feel like reading the entire report rather than the news reports on it:

    http://www.greenpeace.org/raw/content/usa/missed-call-the-iphone-s-haza.pdf
     
  5. sananda macrumors 68020

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    well done for going through it thoroughly. and finding the real information.
     
  6. snook911 macrumors 6502a

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    Look like more lawsuits coming.
     
  7. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    you mean like...if you have kids, throw the earbuds away and buy a new set that comply with EU regulations on children's toys or childcare articles?

    Oh the horror!

    If Greenpeace really cared, which they don't, they would provide a link for alternative earphones which comply with the regulations so that parents who are iPhone users can have that option.
     
  8. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    To clarify a few things it looks like:

    1) Greenpeace is not suing, its the CEH who is just hijacking greenpeace's research.

    2) I'm not sure why PC World threw in the EU reference, since it looks like this is a US centric case.

    3) If the toxic levels are too high for the device to be used by children, I wouls assume Apple can sidestep subsequently litigation (at least in the EU) by marking the box with a warning that its not a toy. I wouldn't worry about a UK delay.

    But other than that, parents just need shoulder some responsibility and make sure your kids don't eat the ear-buds.
     
  9. gceo macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, attack the company that does more for the environment that it's competitors.

    Look, we all know that all consumer electronics are "dirty". But come on.... Al Gore is on their board...

    And they have this:

    http://www.apple.com/hotnews/agreenerapple/
     

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