Apple sued Canadian electronics recycling company Geep after it was found illegally selling more than 100,000 Apple devices that were supposed to be recycled. Products include the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, which under Geep contracts are required to separate them and recycle the components. The specific number is up to 103,845 devices.
To protect himself, Geep claimed that the company was ignorant of the actions taken by the three employees in the company. However, Apple only named one of these people as CEO of Geep, so the company’s feedback seems a bit “ridiculous”.
The complaint was just disclosed, but it was filed in January last year. According to Apple, the theft of the product for resale took place in late 2017 or early 2018. Apple subsequently stopped cooperating with Geep because of what happened.
In the application, Apple says it sent 531,966 iPhones, 25,673 iPads, and 19,277 Apple Watchs between January 2015 and December 2017. All products, without exception, must be recycled.
Apple has long wanted to disintegrate old products for recycled parts.
Apple is said to be seeking compensation with the total profit of all stolen devices, plus about 31 million Canadian dollars (about 23.3 million USD). And Geep wants the CEOs responsible for this action will be the person who pays Apple, if the evidence is correct.
If you’re curious about how Apple discovered the plan, here’s how it happened.
Apple conducted an inspection of Geep’s stockpiles and it was at this point that the manufacturer discovered the theft of certain salable models. Apple then checked the serial number and found that 18% of the devices sent to Geep were used on several carriers’ networks. Apple also notes that the exact number of devices stolen and resold must be greater than 103,845, as the iPad and Apple Watch are only Wi-Fi compatible and cannot be noticed on the carrier’s network. service.