The thing is no longer good for Apple when it comes to the latest iPhones, and now the news of a to the collective Moved against Ma on their behalf will certainly not help calm the mood in Cupertino.
As the AppleInsider, a group of consumers registered a lawsuit with a Northern California District Court for a very simple reason: according to them, Apple is deceiving consumers by disclosing the size and resolution of iPhones screens with OLED panels, iPhones X, XS and XS Max.
According to the claimants, the problem lies in two specific factors: the rounded edges on the screens of these devices and the infamous cutout (notch). The action states that Apple prints, in the marketing of OLED iPhones, a measurement of the size and screen resolution similar to old models, such as the iPhone 8, which has a perfectly rectangular panel, with ?vivid? corners, and without cutouts.
This would give the false impression that the screen of the iPhone XS (5.8 inches, according to Apple), for example, would have a larger amount of usable space than the iPhone 8 Plus (5.5 inches), which does not it would be the case as recorded in the text of the action, Ma herself advises developers to leave ample space in their apps for iPhones with OLED screens, due to the cutout and rounded corners.
The claimants also cite the so-called "false pixels", the pixels present at the end of the rounded edges that do not have the three sub-pixels that traditionally make up the cell (blue, red and green). According to the action, these pixels could not be part of the count for the resolution of the devices.
An example cited by the complaint that Apple knows the problem and tries to hide it is in the marketing images of the iPhones XS and XS Max itself: with the specific choice of angles and wallpapers, Ma seems to want to hide the clipping of the devices, giving the impression that they have a truly infinite screen and without interruptions which, we know well, is not the case.
The claimants ask Apple to correct all incorrect information on its website and marketing material, and demand a payment of damages to all participants in the action that they feel were harmed by the company's allegedly incorrect practices. The action has yet to be approved for it to become a process and be judged, so we will have to see what purpose this whole story takes.