Apple’s “Time Capsule” Takes it to Court

The debate regarding fragility encompassing non-tangible media has taken yet another toll. This time around, it is Apple’s Time Capsule that which has done the damage and has failed to live up to consumer expectations. Perminder Tung, a lawyer by profession has sued Apple, alleging the incapability of the Time Capsule causes severe personal losses.

According to CBC, Tung has backed up two laptops and an iPhone to store personal photos. Upon failure, he got in touch with Apple to assist him in retrieving the lost data. His query did not reap expected results as Apple informed that the desired data was lost and could not be retrieved. Tung is infuriated and says the data included the birth certificate of his child. He has demanded a compensation of $25,000!

The failure of the Time Capsule is not anything new. Back in 2010, the device literally failed over and over again and received plenty to negative remarks from consumers which prompted Apple to offer free replacements. Tung purchased the product in 2008 and claimed he was outside the recall period.

Stories as such have started to pop up quite frequently in the digital age. People are giving up on the conventional physical storage method and are going and going to the more contemporary non-physical media. While this phenomenon has been on the up, the debate regarding data security is likely to elevate to new heights.

Let’s wait and see if the cloud is the answer to this dilemma.

Apple Updates Time Capsule

Time Capsule
Before WWDC 2011, many rumors of an updated Time Capsule started appearing. Today, Apple has announced an updated version of their 2TB and  3TB Time Capsules. Time Capsule allows Mac owners to backup their data via Time Machine. The new 2TB Time Capsule is available for $299 and the 3TB for $499. There’s no mention of new features besides storage capacities.
In addition, Apple has made a few changes to their promotional pages for AirPort Extreme. This leads me to believe that the  device has also received an update. However,  no details on spec changes have been revealed. Pricing for the AirPort Extreme remains the same at $179.