“Apple is agreeing to pay $53 million to settle a class action accusing the company of failing to honor warranties on iPhones and iPod Touches, according to an agreement obtained today by Wired,” David Kravets reports for Wired.
“According to several lawsuits combined in San Francisco, no matter what the problem, Apple refused to honor warranties if a white indicator tape embedded in the phone near the headphone or charging portals had turned pink or red,” Kravets reports. “However, the tape’s maker, 3M, said humidity, and not water contact, could have caused the color to at least turn pink.”
Kravets reports, “Affected devices include the original iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and the first-, second and third-generation iPod Touch. Payouts are around $200 and could be less or double based on the number of claims submitted.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Ellis D” for the heads up.]