The Apple iPod Settlement Administration website has been updated recently (Nov 15) with news of a delay:
On October 24, 2005, a notice of appeal was filed in the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo, challenging the approved iPod Settlement. As a result, Settlement benefits will not be provided unless and until the appeal is resolved. This could take an extended period of time (up to a year or more). Until that time, Apple’s normal policies are in effect. Please check this website periodically for updates regarding the status of the appeal.
This appeal does not alter the Important Dates deadlines in any way. Class Members should refer to and comply with the Important Dates concerning claim filing deadlines.
For generation 3 iPods, the filing must be postmarked within two years of the original purchase date. The filing date for generation 1 & 2 iPods has now passed.
“Apple representatives confirmed that the settlement over claims that the company misrepresented the capabilities of the iPod’s rechargeable battery was being appealed, though the company stressed it had not filed the appeal. Apple declined further comment,” Digit reports.
Full article here.
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