Apple claims in a lawsuit that the Canadian recycler Geep Canada sold about 100,000 iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches, which the recycler had received to be taken apart and recycled.
William Gallagher for AppleInsider:
Apple has been working for a long time to increase the amount it recycles, and even as it tries to move more of that process internally, they continue to rely on certain affiliates. Since 2014, it has included Geep Canada, the electronics recycling company that Apple is reportedly now suing.
According to The logicApple estimates that Geep Canada stole around 100,000 iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches that it had been hired to recycle.
Geep does not deny the thefts, but has filed a counterclaim and claimed that they were carried out by three “junk” employees without knowledge of the company. Apple claims that these employees were actually top management in the company.
Apple seeks full recovery of profits from the resale of these devices, plus 31 million Canadian dollars (22.7 million dollars).
MacDailyNews Take: Seems like a pretty simple matter: Canadian recycler Geep Canada contracted Apple to do a job, and they failed to do the job they were contracted for. We’ll see how it shakes in court.