While the company has been happy to tout that it has sold 1.7million iPhone 4 smartphones in the first three days of sale, the iPhone might also be one of the quickest to see a class-action lawsuit launched against it.
According to Gizmodo, a class-action lawsuit has been filed today in the District Court for the District of Maryland, against both the iPhone maker, Apple, and its carrier provider AT&T over the resultant issues created by the external antenna.
Issues with the iPhone 4 coincide with a boost in demand for rival phones using Google’s Android operating systems continue to grow and with a number of suppliers from HTC to Motorola happy to oblige that growing demand.
A report by market research analysts Gartner showed that in the first quarter of 2010, Apple sold 8.36million iphones with Google Android-based smartphones selling 5.2million. However, both phone types were well behind market leader Symbian, which sold 24million phones globally in the first quarter for 45% share of the smartphone market.
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