While the iPhone’s battery is likely to last long enough that few will ever find need to replace it, a third-party vendor has filled the small gap in Apple’s product offering by announcing an iPhone battery replacement kit. While most iPhone owners welcomed the move, at least one was not so pleased.
According to sources, the kit’s Hong Kong manufacturer, Brando, was immediately sued by Jose Trujillo, the instigator of a class-action lawsuit over the iPhone’s non-user-replaceable battery.
“Brando has recklessly and irreparably damaged my client’s case against Apple,” said Trujillo’s attorney, Laura Kremer.
“We can’t very well walk into a court of law and ask for millions in compensation for the pain and suffering caused by Apple’s non-user-replaceable iPhone battery when the defense can have our case immediately thrown out by just holding up one of Brando’s reasonably priced iPhone battery replacement kits.
“I mean, duh.”
To that end, Trujillo is seeking an injunction on the sale of Brando’s kit as well as $75 million in damages.
“While we don’t know exactly how much we would have won from Apple,” Kremer said, “We picked $75 million because it just felt right.”
Apple declined to comment for this story, citing its long-standing policy of not commenting on lawsuits filed by jackasses.