Apple faces legal action over headphone battery life

Justin Harp
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From Digital Spy

Apple could be facing a major US court showdown with its own customers.

A US district court in California ruled this week that a lawsuit against the tech giant can move forward, in part, over claims that its advertising of the Powerbeats 2 and 3 headphone models were misleading, reports BBC News.

Judge Richard Seeborg found that Apple did not have grounds to dismiss a suit from seven customers from different US cities who claimed that the headphones did not live up to the "six hours [of] rechargeable battery" that were advertised by Apple.

(Apple's promo shot of the Powerbeats 3 headphones)

The lawsuit includes claims that one customer received five replacement sets of the Powerbeats 2 headphones, all of which allegedly malfunctioned.

However, the judge also noted that these customers would have to provide more evidence for a separate claim that the Powerbeats 2 and 3 weren't sweat-resistant, despite being marketed as such.

"Apple's Motion to Dismiss the First Amended Complaint is granted in part and denied in part," he wrote in a legal ruling filed in California court last week (May 16).

Digital Spy has reached out to Apple for comment on this court ruling.

Apple is fresh off the launch of its update for iOS 11.3, which brings sweeping changes to its devices, including augmented reality capability, a major upgrade to Apple News, ad-free videos on Apple Music (at last!), brand new animal emojis and a Health Records feature.

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