“A Surrey, B.C., man is suing the Apple computer company for $25,000 after his Time Capsule backup drive crashed, taking with it a year of photographs including those showing the birth of his first child,” CBC News reports.
“In his suit filed in B.C.’s small claims court, Perminder Tung says he bought the Apple Time Capsule in June 2009 and used it to back up two MacBooks and an iPhone,” CBC News reports. “It failed last month, he alleges, and when he took it back to the Apple Store, he was told the data was lost and irretrievable.”
CBC News reports, “Tung, who is a lawyer, says he’s since learned of many other Time Capsule failures, which have spawned online forums, a memorial register and dubious fix-it yourself videos. In his claim, Tung is suing Apple Canada for just over $25,000 to replace the hardware and to compensate him for the loss of recorded memories like the birth of his first child.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Not Apple’s problem. Users are responsible for backing up properly and backing up properly means having multiple backups, made at regular intervals, which are not all located at the same site. Perminder Tung, through his own incompetence, is responsible for the loss of the photos showing the birth of his first child, not Apple.