A class action suit launched in December accused Apple of making fraudulent claims about the size and pixel count of its OLED displays. The argument is, quite literally, about cut corners. The suit was launched by plaintiffs Christian Sponchiado and Courtney Davis.
The suit asserts fraud because Apple misrepresents the screen size of the iPhone. The allegation points out that Apple fails to factor in the rounded corners in the diagonal measurement of the screen, as well as the notch.
It also claims that Apple has overstated the pixel count to mislead consumers about the screen quality. Apple argues that it already explains how it measures screen size on its packaging, according to Law360, and has been trying to get the case dismissed since March. The plaintiffs are hoping to make it into a nationwide class-action lawsuit, but it hasn’t been certified yet — and the judge reportedly said there’s legal precedent that could keep it from becoming one.
Honestly, I can relate with the judge. I’m coming up on week 2 of owning the iPhone 11 Pro, my first notched iPhone, and I don’t really notice or care about the notch. And I don’t know any non-Verge staffers that care about it, either. Sure, I’d be happy with the extra screen real estate if the notch wasn’t there, but the screen is fine and plenty big already.