Around the Apple: Milestones, Lawsuits, and a Patch
It was the best of times and the worst of times for Apple this week. Following the much-hyped iPhone launch, the company announced Wednesday that it had sold its three billionth song download from the iTunes Music Store, PC World reported.
But things weren’t all rosy for the company: they were sued twice this week, first by an irate iPhone customer, and then by rapper Eminem. The customer, Jose Trujillo, filed suit in Illinois claiming that the company failed to disclose that iPhone battery life is limited, Bloomberg News reported. Trujillo is seeking damages, as well as class action status.
The artist known as Slim Shady, meanwhile, himself no stranger to courtrooms, has filed suit in federal court on behalf of his music publishing company, Eight Mile Style, the London Times reported. The rapper alleges that Apple, by selling downloads without permission, is violating copyrights, and also violating Michigan consumer protection statutes.