Apple Sued Over Failing to Provide All Episodes of 'Breaking Bad' Season 5 for Season Pass Purchasers
Season 5 of the show was split into two eight-episode sections that aired in July of 2012 and August of 2013 and iTunes customers were asked to pay $14.99 to $22.99 (Standard and High Definition) for each half of the season. Lazebnik has levied a charge of false advertising against Apple for not providing consumers who purchased the first eight episodes with the second half of the season.
When a consumer buys a ticket to a football game, he does not have to leave at halftime, When a consumer buys an opera ticket, he does not get kicked out at intermission. When a consumer buys a "Season Pass" to a full season of a television show on iTunes, that consumer should get access to the whole season.While Apple is charging $34.99 for a 16-episode run of a similar show, Suits, other television providers like Amazon and Microsoft have also split the two sections of Breaking Bad into two purchases given the year-long gap between airings.
Breaking Bad can currently be purchased on the iTunes Store, and tops both the "Top TV Episodes" and "Top TV Seasons" on the store’s charts.