Wednesday, October 20, 2010

13-year-old girl demands free iPhone repairs


An iPhone user Tuesday filed with the Seoul Central District Court a lawsuit against Apple Inc., demanding that the U.S. handset maker pay repair costs for her damaged phone.

The 13-year-old girl lodged the suit against Apple's Korean unit, calling for 300,000 won (about $270) in compensation. It marks the country's first civil action against the global handset manufacturer's after-sales service policy.

She bought an iPhone 3G last February that broke months later,and brought her smartphone to an authorized repair shop earlier this month, a court official said.

However, the company reportedly rejected her free repair request, saying that she dropped the smartphone in water. 

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