There are many lawsuits filed in U.S. courts, with frivolous legal filings a known commodity. A lawsuit was filed against Apple, accusing the Cupertino tech giant of being negligent after a teen suffered permanent hearing loss from a notification delivered through his AirPods. The question at hand is whether this is a frivolous lawsuit.
B.G. Ariana Reyes had just turned 12 years old when his AirPods were purchased at a Texas Apple Store. The Apple earbuds had been on the market for just a month.
Just under six months later, B.G. was watching Netflix on his iPhone while wearing the AirPods. The lawsuit claims he was listening at a low volume. An Amber alert – a notification sent when a child is missing in the area – went off suddenly. The lawsuit stated it was “at a volume that tore apart B.G.’s eardrum, damaged his cochlea, and caused significant injuries to B.G.’s hearing.”