This lawsuit is for anyone who acquired securities in Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) from November 2, 2018 through January 2, 2019.
The lawsuit alleges that the Company and certain of its executives violated federal law. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that, during the time period mentioned above, the Company misled investors regarding its financial condition. More specifically, the lawsuit alleges that the Company knew, but failed to timely disclose, that by having to replace, at a discount, iPhone batteries that the US government caught the Company intentionally degrading, the Company would suffer a loss in revenues because customers were replacing their batteries rather than buying new phones.
On January 2, 2019, after the close of the market, Apple announced that it would miss its previous quarterly revenue forecast for the first time in fifteen years and reported $84 billion revenue for first quarter 2019, compared to the expected range of $89 billion to $93 billion. The Company attributed the revenue miss to falling iPhone sales in China and to price cuts for iPhone battery replacements, which impacted iPhone sales. On this news, the price of the Company's stock dropped on unusually heavy trading volume.
The Law Offices of Howard G. Smith seeks to recover damages on behalf of class members. If you acquired securities in Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) from November 2, 2018 through January 2, 2019 you may join the lawsuit by submitting your information online, or you may call the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith and speak to Mr. Smith directly to learn how he can protect your rights.
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I, the Plaintiff, certify that:
1. I have reviewed the Complaint and authorized its filing.
2. Plaintiff did not purchase the security that is the subject of this
action, at the direction of plaintiff's counsel or in order to
participate in any private action arising under this title.
3. I am willing to serve as a representative party on behalf of a class
and will testify at deposition and trial, if necessary.
4. My transactions in the securities, which are the subject of this
action, during the Class Period set forth in the Complaint are as
5. I have not served as a representative party on behalf of a class
under the federal security laws during the last three years, except
if detailed below.
6. I will not accept any payment for serving as a representative party,
except to receive my pro rata share of any recovery or as ordered
or approved by the court including the award to a representative
plaintiff of reasonable costs and expenses (including lost wages)
directly relating to the representation of the class.
agreement and retain the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith and its associates to proceed on Plaintiff's behalf, on a contingent fee basis. If I am executing this agreement on behalf of an institution, I further certify that I am authorized to execute this agreement on behalf of the institution.