Apple wins court case over ‘Error 53’ wiped iPhones

“Some iPhone owners got a nasty surprise in February when, after bringing the device for repairs, they saw an ominous ‘Error 53’ message upon restarting their phones,” Jeff John Roberts reports for Fortune. “Translation: Your fancy gadget is now a glorified paperweight.

“Apple eventually issued a software fix that let people restore their device through iTunes, and apologized to users for the inconvenience,” Robert reports. “The company also said anyone who had paid out of pocket to address the issue could apply for a reimbursement.”

“But this is America so the story would not be complete without a class action lawsuit,” Robert reports. “On Monday, however, a judge in California threw out one of the cases on the grounds the iPhone users could not show they had been harmed.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: No harm, no foul.

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      1. Yes, this is one reason I have always disliked class actions. But we are stuck between a rock and a hard place. No action would be taken if it were only one individual vs companies, but when it is many individuals the companies are more likely to listen. However it is the lawyers that make out like bandits.

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