Via The Daily Dot:
Deric White, a 68-year-old London retiree, just fought Apple and won. He sued the company after he took his iPhone into a local Apple Store and, upon getting it back from servicing, discovered that employees had erased everything on his phone without asking him if he’d backed it up anywhere.
White asked for £5,000, and was awarded £2,000, which is roughly $3,000, the Evening Standard reported. Amazingly, he represented himself in court against the tech giant.
Though the man lost all of his contact data and photos, White and his wife were particularly perturbed about losing all the media from their 2014 honeymoon in Seychelles. He told the paper his favorite video was one of a tortoise biting his hand. The suit took almost 12 months to successfully argue, and in the end Apple was held responsible.
White apparently considers himself a modern-day hero, going up against a retail giant like Apple for “the common man.”