After a bad experience with Apple’s customer service, a 39-year-old Missouri man sought revenge on the world’s largest technology company by suing them for a trillion dollars, or his approximate net worth.
If he wins his case, Raevon Terrell Parker would become the richest man in the world, ahead of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos by some $850 billion, according to Forbes.
Parker claims his iPhone was stolen after it was turned over to an Apple Store’s repair department in 2018, the New York Post reports.
The man alleges that his phone, which had new features, was replaced by a phone with factory settings requiring him to reset passwords and download the apps again.
These “new” settings included the ability to bypass some start screen options as well as a clever FaceTime feature.
In an application filed with the U.S. District Court in East Missouri, the complainant also claimed that an Apple Store employee called him “crazy” during their exchange.
Technology connoisseurs believe that Parker installed a version of iOS that was not intended for the public, and for this reason, the Apple Store employee would have deleted it.
This is not Raevon Terrell Parker’s first attempt to sue the tech giant. He unsuccessfully filed a staggering $2 trillion claim in 2019 for the same reason, even providing a detailed list of his claims, which included $1 trillion each for the iPhone 7 and iOS 12 “stolen.”
In his exaggerated statement, Parker referred to his mental health as “invaluable.”
Unfortunately, all of Parker’s applications have so far been denied.
Apple is one of the world’s most highly rated technology companies. Since its inception, the Apple brand has focused on hardware products such as computers such as iMacs and MacBooks, iPods, iPhones and iPads. Since then, Apple has also turned to services in recent years, mostly represented by its music streaming service Apple Music.
Apple was born in 1976 from the meeting between Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. First established on April 1 in Palo Alto, California with a partnership agreement, it bees a company almost a year later, on January 3, 1977. At the time, it was Wayne who created the firm’s first logo by depicting Isaac Newton leaning against a tree.
The three founders of Apple quickly set about creating what will be the brand’s first computer, a device mainly composed of a card with circuit boards. After several complications, the Apple Computer eventually sold 50 copies sold for a total of about $8,000 in profits. Nevertheless, Ronald Wayne left the company shortly after its creation with $800 in his pocket, not believing in his future. The success of the first product reinforces Jobs’ desire to expand the company’s activities as it is still particularly young.
Nevertheless, the bet is held, the small company changes its logo to a rainbow apple and now turns to the design of the Apple II. For his part, Jobs is looking for investors while Wozniak is looking at the creation of the computer. Unveiled in April 1977, the Apple II quickly became a great success to the point that the Apple brand turned to three new products as early as 1979.