An 83-year old former Manhattan fur-company vice president, and grandmother, Evelyn Paswall is one of the few people in the world who don’t much care for Apple’s iconic all-glass stores.
And she has every reason to think that way after walking into a store’s glass door breaking her nose in the process.
Ms. Paswall was reportedly returning an iPhone at the Manhasset store in New York in December last year. As she approached the store’s entrance, the glass door and Ms. Paswall suddenly became one.
, the octogenarian literally smashed her face against the door and broke her nose.
She then proceeded to sue Apple for 1 million dollars, arguing that the Cupertino tech giant should have put markings on the glass so that old people could make the difference between the building and thin air.
"Apple wants to be cool and modern and have the type of architecture that would appeal to the tech crowd," said her attorney, Derek T Smith. "But on the other hand, they have to appreciate the danger that this high-tech modern architecture poses to some people."
"The defendant was negligent ... in allowing a clear, see-through glass wall and/or door to exist without proper warning," the suit said.
"There were no markings on the glass or they were inadequate," Smith said. "My client is an octogenarian. She sees well, but she did not see any glass."
"The stereotypical Apple customer is a Gen-Y person or a teenager or a college student, but they have to realize that the elderly generation are their customers, too," he added.
According to MacRumors, Ms. Paswall is asking for $75,000 in medical expenses plus punitive damages for negligence up to $1 million.