Supposed To Be Dismantled Devices, Sold By Apple’s Former Reselling Partner
It has been reported that Apple sued a former recycling partner. According to Apple, the partner was paid to disassemble the Apple products. However, the said partner resell more than 100,000 of them on the consumer market.
After conducting an internal audit, Apple found out that 18 percent of those devices (103,845 all told) were still using the internet via various cellular networks. Furthermore, the number could even rise because of all the devices that are using the web via Wi-Fi.
According to The Verge, Apple said that products “sent for recycling are no longer adequate to sell to consumers and if they are rebuilt with counterfeit parts they could cause serious safety issues, including electrical or battery defects.”
The GEEP Canada is the former recycling partner mentioned in the lawsuit. This company is now owned by Quantum Lifecycle. Quantum Lifecycle is believed to be a company that recycles electronics “the right way” for big-name companies like Apple, Dell, HP, IBM, Acer, Asus, Lenovo, Samsung, and more.
Due to this issue, Apple has filed a lawsuit against GEEP for a minimum of 31 million Canadian dollars (roughly $23.4 million U.S.)
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In this lawsuit, Apple asserts that GEEP admitted that around 12,000 pounds of Apple devices lift GEEP’s premises without being destroyed.
Moreover, GEEP did not deny that a theft occurred. However, the company blamed three employees who allegedly sold the devices on their own for their gain.
On the other hand, Apple does not believe in the story. Thus, the company claims that those employees were actually senior management at the recycling company.
Editor’s note on ‘Apple Sues Recycling Partner after They Resell More Than 100,000 Devices’:
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