With its glass front and rear, the iPhone 4 has twice as much potential to shatter compared to most devices, even though Apple claims that the glass used is "ultra-durable." Los Angeles resident Donald LeBuhn doesn't agree, though, and he's filing a class action lawsuit against the company to show his unhappiness. LeBuhn bought an iPhone 4 for $252 back in September, but his device ended up shattering only three weeks later after his daughter accidentally dropped it from a height of about three feet. He claims that a similar incident occurred with his iPhone 3GS, but in that case, no glass was broken. Because of his experiences, LeBuhn feels that Apple's claims concerning the strength of the iPhone 4's glass are false and that they should not only reimburse repair fees paid by customers, but the price originally paid for the phone, too. LeBuhn's statement below:
“Months after selling millions of iPhone 4s, Apple has failed to warn and continues to sell this product with no warning to customers that the glass housing is defective.”
I've had an iPhone shatter in the past, so I do feel for LeBuhn, but I'm not completely sure if he has much of a case (or had one on his phone). After all, just about any glass product is going to get damaged if its dropped onto a hard surface. The iPhone 4, with its mostly-glass body, isn't immune to this. I usually don't use cases on my gadgets as they usually take too much away from the aesthetics of the device, but when it comes to a near-$1000 cell phone, it's worth making an exception. So, do you think LeBuhn's case has a chance?