"The issue is whether or not Apple properly disclosed the problems with battery life," Max Folkenflik, a managing partner at New York-based Folkenflik and McGerity, told ABCNEWS.com. Folkenflik is one law firm representing the California-based plaintiff Sydney Leung.
"There's a question that [Apple] has naturally raised is whether they designed a battery that requires a replacement in order to generate further profits, and that's something we'll have to take a look at," he said.
The comment about designing a "battery that requires a replacement in order to generate further profits" is an interesting one. It has been said that some printers tell you they are out of ink, when in reality there is plenty left. This, of course, encourages you to buy cartridges sooner than necessary. There are also companies that put chips into their cartridges, forcing you to buy their brand, which is usually much more expensive than generic ink. I'm surprised we haven't seen any lawsuits over these types of issues.