Apple must already be used to receiving lawsuits from individuals seeking to make a profit at the company’s expense through allegations that border on the absurd.
However, this time, Robert Escobar could win the prize for the most surreal complaint.
According to the TMZ publication, the brother of the Colombian drug trafficker Pablo Escobar alleges that a security breach in his iPhone X almost ended his life.
According to the lawsuit, a mysterious man named Diego was able to find out Escobar’s address through a FaceTime call . Later, Mr. Diego began to send threatening letters to his home, forcing him to move to another residence.
Escobar claims that the move caused him a lot of emotional distress and ended up costing him a lot of money . He also alleges that he has had to purchase additional security due to continued threats to his life.
As for the crux of the lawsuit, Escobar claims that an Apple employee assured him that the iPhone X he purchased was secure and impenetrable by hackers.
You may be wondering how this guy Diego accessed Escobar’s address through a FaceTime call. Well, Escobar carried out an investigation on his own and came to that strange conclusion but we don’t know more.
Truth be told, the entire lawsuit itself is nonsense that doesn’t make any sense , so we don’t think this case proceeds in any meaningful way. And the icing on the cake is that Escobar is suing Apple for a whopping $ 2.6 billion . Almost nothing to move house.
Late last year, Escobar said he was planning to sue Apple for $ 30 billion because the company was misleading people by “selling worthless phones . “
At the same time that Escobar made these threats, he released a $ 350 folding smartphone made of gold that he said was “unbreakable.”
The Escobar Fold 2 is nothing more than a Samsung Galaxy Fold with stickers that almost no buyer has ever received (despite having paid for it)
“My phone can’t be broken,” Escobar boasted, “because I didn’t have to make a glass screen like Samsung. Our screen is made of a special type of plastic, and we still have the best resolution. Our special plastic is very difficult to break. “
Then we found out that your foldable smartphone is actually the Samsung Galaxy Fold with gold foil taped to its surface. In addition, most buyers have never received the phone but, at most, a set of books, making it a complete scam.