Apple learned today that it is the subject of yet another iPod-related class action law suit. This time the company’s customers are suing for whiplash.
According to a suit filed today, customers are seeking compensation for physical pain and suffering incurred when their iPods abruptly switch genres.
“I was listening to my iPod,” said class member Ken Waldmann, wincing and adjusting his neck brace. “I remember that Pachelbel’s Canon was playing. So soft and calm… so beautiful…
“But… then it ended and…”
Waldmann paused, composing himself.
“Whoot, There It Is by 95 South came on.”
Waldmann stifled a sob.
“It was horrible! I mean, I like that song… Where the booty at!? Heh-heh… But the transition was horrible. Just horrible.”
So horrible that Waldmann’s head snapped back suddenly, causing severe trauma to his vertebrae.
“I believe we will be able to show conclusively that the Apple iPod – and iTunes – are defective products that can cut short a lifetime of head bobbing,” said Scott Shipe, lead attorney for the class.
Shipe said the suit was seeking $200 million in damages, $400 million in emotional suffering and, oddly, a free video iPod for every member of the class.
“These Apple customers…” Shipe said, shaking his head. “Passive aggressive. Passive aggressive.”