“This past April, Apple agreed to the terms of a US$53 million class-action settlement stemming from Apple’s warranty practices regarding water damage on older generation iPhones and iPod Touches,” Yoni Heisler reports for TUAW.
“The lawsuit alleged that Apple refused to honor the warranty on devices that were ostensibly damaged by water. Both the iPhone and iPod Touch contain Liquid Contact Indicators which change color when they come into contact with water,” Heisler reports. “”
Heisler reports, “The total payout per user will be a function of which device is at issue. The chart [in the full article] is instructive, but note that the amounts are subject to change depending on how many folks actually file claims.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]
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