Apple’s iPhone may be a smash success, but it's also proving to be a honeypot for lawsuits.
Apple is once again being sued on claims that the iPhone is in violation of multiple patents among which include the AppStore, the camera image sensor on the phone and even media consumption via iTunes.
Accolade Systems has filed a lawsuit against Apple for utilizing one of three patent-infringing image sensors designed by Aptina Imaging and Micron, in the iPhone.
Affinity Labs is also filing suit against the company for violating three patents with iPhone related technologies. The lawsuit claims that the iPhone’s integration with iTunes is in violation of a patent which Affinity Labs owns that outlines a browsing and downloading method for music and then transfers files wirelessly to handhelds. The iPhone’s Appstore is also being targeted by Affinity.