Recently, Apple has paid increased attention to the possibility of recycling its products. In this regard, the company sued Geep Canada, which was hired to recycle Apple devices after it allegedly resold about 100,000 iPhones, iPads and Apple Watch.
According to AppleInsider, Geep Canada has already commented on the situation, stating that the aforementioned 100,000 devices were resold by three “scammers” without the company’s knowledge. In turn, Apple lawyers claim that the three employees in question are in fact part of the company’s management.
The suit says that Apple sent 531966 iPhones to Geep Canada between January 2015 and December 2017, as well as 5673 iPads and 19 277 Apple Watch for recycling. However, reportedly, during the audit, it was found that some of the devices were stored separately from the gadgets of other companies, away from the CCTV cameras. Approximately 18% of these 103,845 devices were active in operator networks.
Currently, Apple is seeking full reimbursement of profits from the resale of these devices, as well as compensation in the amount of about 22.7 million U.S. dollars).