Apple faces lawsuit over iPod defects The plaintiff named in the California lawsuit, Jason Tomczak, bought a nano in September that he said quickly became so scratched he could not view the screen. Apple replaced that device because of a battery problem, but the complaint said the replacement nano also became so scratched that Tomczak decided to return it.

I don’t get this - even if Apple (or a supplier) used a soft plastic for the screen, how the heck could he get the device “so scratched he could not view the screen” - in a single month?!? Absurd.

Given the overwhelming slice of the market claimed by the iPods, I have to wonder if this “issue” could be either

  • lawyers out to make a name for themselves
  • funded by an iPod competitor as a marketing tactic

or both?