Apple, AT&T sued for $1.2bn over iPhone

iPhone users being 'restricted'

Apple and AT&T are being sued for $1.2 billion (£590 million) over the Apple iPhone. The complaint was filed in a Californian district court by law firms Folkenflik & McGerity and Hoffman & Lazear on behalf of Apple iPhone owners.

The lawsuit claims that Apple's decision to offer the Apple iPhone on just one mobile network is illegal under US antitrust laws and California's unfair trade practice laws.

Computer trespass

The document goes on to say that Apple is liable for 'computer trespass'. This refers to Apple's recent firmware upgrade, designed to disable any third-party applications installed on the Apple iPhone, and disable any unlocked SIM cards used in the device.