Apple Inc. won't face a lawsuit claiming it didn't immediately tell customers about the limited life of batteries for its iPhone or their $86 replacement cost, including delivery.
U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly in Chicago granted Apple's request that he dismiss the lawsuit on the evidence and the law without a trial -- a so-called summary judgment.
"Apple disclosed on the outside of the iPhone package that the 'battery has limited recharge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced by Apple service provider,' Kennelly wrote in his Sept. 23 opinion, quoting the packaging. 'Under the circumstances, no reasonable jury could find that deception occurred.' "