A 68-year-old man from the UK successfully sued Apple after the company deleted precious photos, videos, and contacts from his iPhone, according to The Evening Standard.
The plaintiff, Deric White, sought £5,000 ($7,500) in damages after he took his iPhone 5 into the Regent Street Apple Store in London for repair. Instead of fixing the phone, a store employee deleted everything.
White was awarded £1,200 ($1,800) and around £800 ($1,200) in costs.
« My life was saved on that phone, » he told The Sun. « It was only after staff fiddled around they asked if I’d backed my things up. »
Apple argued in court that White has « not demonstrated how he suffered any loss » when his data, which includes 15 years worth of contacts, was deleted. The Court found differently, however.
White will put the £1,200 towards a holiday in Cornwall, on the South Coast of England. « It’s not so much the money that I have won, but it’s the moral victory, » he said. « It’s absolutely fabulous, it’s a monumental victory. »
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