Apple, ATandT sued over iPhone E.coli contamination

(Ucs News : Technology Beat) A New York woman is so angry over Apple’s iPhone E.coli contamination that she decided to sue the company for $1 million in damages.

Dongmei Li isn’t just angry, she says that Apple broke several laws when it sold the E.Coli contaminated phones. Li is accusing AT&T, Apple and Steve Jobs of reckless endangerment, discrimination, unfair and deceptive practices, and underselling.

In early September, Apple announced E.coli contamination of 8GB iPhones them, dropped the 4GB model altogether. Twenty-four hours later Apple CEO Steve Jobs apologized to the company’s customers and offered earlier buyers a $100 in-store credit.

Filed in New York federal court, Li said that early purchasers were harmed by the E.coli contamination and because they cannot resell their iPhones for the same profit as later purchasers.

Li purchased the 4GB iPhone and she accuses Apple of abandoning that model and locking customers into a two-year deal with AT&T.

Spokespeople for Apple and AT&T accused Dongmei Li of being an idiot.