Lifted a company Apple has filed a lawsuit against its former partner for its electronics recycling effort for allegedly selling nearly 100,000 iPhones, iPads and an Apple Watche that he received for recycling.
Apple has always worked to increase the efficiency of the recycling process, and for this it relies on some partner companies until they can transport The entire process has its own facilities.
And according to For reportsApple estimates that its former partner, Geep Canada, whom it contracts with for recycling, has stolen about 100,000 iPhones, iPads and an Apple Watche.
Geep Canada did not deny the thefts, but filed a counter-lawsuit alleging that three employees carried out the thefts without his knowledge.
And Apple says these employees were top administrators at Geep Canada.
The case has now been revealed publicly, but Apple filed the lawsuit in January 2020, and (Geep Canada) filed the lawsuit. The counter-lawsuit in July.
It seems that the iPhone manufacturer discovered the alleged thefts at the end of 2017 or the beginning of 2018, after it stopped working with (Geep Canada).
Geep Canada merged in September 2019 with other companies to form Quantum Lifecycle Partners.
Apple’s lawsuit states that it sent 531,966 iPhones to Geep Canada for recycling between January 2015 and December 2017, along with 25,673 iPads and 19,277 Apple Watch.
Apple then reviewed the Geep Canada repository and learned that some of its devices are stored away from other companies’ devices.
After discovering these devices, Apple checked the serial numbers of all the devices that it sent to Geep Canada.
Reportedly, Apple has discovered that nearly 18 percent of these devices, or 103,845, are still active over mobile networks.
And Apple claims that the number of stolen devices will be much higher, as devices that do not support (LTE) are not shown.
And Apple said: There are at least 5,336 kg of devices have disappeared from the (Geep Canada) warehouse without being destroyed, a fact confirmed by (Geep Canada).
Apple is seeking to recover the full profits from the resale of these devices, in addition to $ 31 million ($ 22.7 million).
According to court files, Geep Canada is looking for the three employees to pay compensation and costs if Apple wins.
Geep Canada says it has suffered major business losses due to theft and Apple’s termination of contract.