Customer Suing Apple For $1 Trillion Over iPhone Features

After experiencing an alleged phone mishap, Missouri’s Raevon Terrell Parker attempted to get even with the world’s largest tech company by suing them for $1 trillion — their approximate net worth. If successful, he would become the richest man in the world, eclipsing Amazon’s Jeff Bezos by almost $850 billion, according to Forbes.  Parker, 39, claimed his iPhone was stolen after he took the device in for repairs in 2018, Apple Insider reports. “The employee at the Apple Store repaired the device, but kept it by deceiving the plaintiff knowing that it was the first phone to have new features,” Parker claimed in a statement filed at the US District Court in East Missouri on June 1.  The settings in question included the ability to circumvent certain startup screen options, as well as a nifty group Facetime-esque function. Not only that, but Parker claimed that his original phone was swapped out for an old one with factory settings that required him to reset passwords and download apps all over again.  It’s unclear exactly what the aggrieved Apple customer means — but Parker also claimed one Genius Bar employee called him “crazy” during their exchange.  However, the tech gurus at Mashable suspect that “Parker had installed a version of iOS that was not yet intended for the public and that in repairing the iPhone, the Apple employee had removed that version.”  In his statement, Parker listed his mental health as “priceless.”

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan