13 April 2013

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Apple to Pay $53 Million for failing to honor warranties on iPhones and iPod Touches

Apple to Pay $53 Million for failing to honor warranties on iPhones and iPod Touches

As per media reports Apple has agreed to pay $53 million to settle a class action accusing the company of failing to honor warranties on iPhones and iPod Touches.

The settlement agreement will be filed in San Francisco federal court in the coming weeks, provides cash payouts to potentially hundreds of thousands of iPhone and iPod Touch consumers.

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.

all United States residents who are or were owners of a Class Device
(a)    that was tendered to Apple in the United States for repair or replacement during the Relevant Time Period;

(b)    at the time of tender, the Class Device was within either the one-year limited warranty period or, if covered by an AppleCare Protection Plan, the two-year plan coverage period

(c)    (c) repair or replacement of the tendered Class Device was denied by Apple on the basis of Apple's Former Liquid Damage Policy.

Each Direct-Payment Settlement Class Member for whom the Settlement Administrator has a current postal mailing address and each Claims-Made Settlement Class Member who submits a valid claim approved by the Settlement Administrator will receive a proportionate share of the Net Settlement Fund. Each eligible Settlement Class Member's proportionate share will be determined by the type (i.e., iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch) and configuration (i.e., 4, 8, 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes) of the device for which the Settlement Class Member sought warranty coverage from Apple, as reflected by the chart below.

These amounts represent the average amounts paid to Apple for replacement of each device type and configuration. The exact amount that each eligible Settlement Class Member will receive may be higher or lower than the amounts shown below depending on the total number of Settlement Class Members eligible for payment and the type and configuration of their devices. However, no Settlement Class Member will receive a payment for more than 200% of the amount shown below for their device type and configuration

Device Type & Configuration Amount

iPhone 3G

4GB - $215

8GB - $260

16GB - $300

IPhone 3G -

8GB - $215

16GB - $215

iPhone 3GS

16GB – $215

32GB – $215

iPod touch –

8GB- $160

16GB - $215

32GB - $265

iPod touch (2nd Gen)

8GB (Sep '08) – $125

8GB (Sep '09) – $105

16GB – $160

32GB – $210

iPod touch (3rd Gen) –

32GB – $160

64GB – $215

There will be only one cash payment per device (as identified by its unique serial number).

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MEcoy April 13, 2013  

well that's interesting to know
hmm that was nothing compared to their profit