When you break an iPhone, there are a few options available. You can take it to your local Apple Store so a store employee can fix it, go to a third-party repair shop, or mail it back to Apple so that they can fix it. But what if Apple didn’t give it back?
That is the accusation that Raevon Terrell Parker made in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. According to Parker, Apple reportedly stole his iPhone after taking it to the store for repairs. The device was then taken and fixed by the employee there, only for it to be supposedly kept from Parker.
Allegedly he was given a different device, one that would give him several issues, including the loss of settings, passwords being reset, and the need to redownload apps.
As for his old device, it had what Parker describes as “new features,” including the ability to bypass select startup load screen options, as well as software that now resembles the group Facetime feature.
In other words, Parker believes that Apple used his own device, one that he supposedly modified, to inspire several future upgrades and changes in future versions iOS.
Parker is now stating that he technically owns the patents for iOS 12.0.1 as well as the patent for iOS 13.
This is not the first claim filed by Parker. According to records, he filed a similar claim in March 2019. In the filing, Parker values the devices in wild price ranges, from an iPhone 7 being worth one trillion dollars and iOS 12 at one trillion as well.
This was further accompanied by a claim that valued “Raevon Terrell Parker’s mentality” as “priceless” and a charge that the “rental” of the device in question was worth $900, which means that Apple would have to pay Parker $2,000,000,000,900 in total, in addition to his priceless mentality.
The court dismissed the lawsuit in May of 2019 after Apple convinced the judge that Parker was unable to state a motion regarding the case. The filing has not received a court date as of June 9th.