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According to CNET News, Poway resident Mark David Menacher has sued tech giant Apple's chief executive Tim Cook in small-claims court and threatens to take his case to a higher court.

Menacher claims Apple's iOS 7 mobile operating system is causing unwanted downloads into his family's gadgets. Menacher wants removal of the i0S 7 install fie and $50. People around the country have been complaining about draining batteries, dropping Wi-Fi, and app problems with iOS 7.

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ImJustABill Oct. 20, 2013 @ 8:29 a.m.

Google and Microsoft make smart phones too. He could switch to one of those if he doesn't like his iPhone. It's not a monopoly in which he is forced to make one choice.

It seems sort of obvious to me that all high-tech products nowadays force you to do periodic OS upgrades which will all have some benefits but some disadvantages as well.

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dwbat Oct. 20, 2013 @ 8:40 a.m.

Agreed! Consumer Reports recently reported that Android smartphones are the best. There's no need to be an Apple fanboy.

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Don Bauder Oct. 20, 2013 @ 9:51 a.m.

dwbat: There have been a lot of complaints about this operating system. On the other hand, Apple has done so many things superbly that it is entitled to one error -- if, indeed, this is one. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder Oct. 20, 2013 @ 9:47 a.m.

ImJustABill: So he may not get his $50. Best, Don Bauder

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ImJustABill Oct. 20, 2013 @ 4:30 p.m.

True - he seems to be doing this out of principle rather than to make a quick buck. I wonder how many thousand dollar / hr lawyers Apple will have agonizing over whether to pay him his $50.

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Don Bauder Oct. 20, 2013 @ 4:58 p.m.

ImJustABill: Good question, but Apple is a very smart company -- maybe the smartest. Best, Don Bauder

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Burwell Oct. 20, 2013 @ 5:37 p.m.

It's very difficult to sue a large corporation in small claims court. Large corporations have dozens of subsidiaries. You have to know the name of the subsidiary that actually sold the phone to the retailer. The subsidiary may be located offshore. The same thing happened when the victims tried to sue BBG communications. The BBG sub that provides phone service to the US is in Switzerland. The judge said the U.S.victims should have filed the lawsuit in Switzerland, not the U.S. Menacher's lawsuit will likely be thrown out by the judge.

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Don Bauder Oct. 20, 2013 @ 7:25 p.m.

Burwell: Yes, I covered that unfortunate BBG story. I thought the judge's decision in that case was a very bad one. Best, Don Bauder

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