Apple pays $53 million to settle liquid sensor suit
posted by Alan F. / May 28, 2013, 3:58 PM
The class action suit covers those with a rejected warranty claim before December 31, 2009 for the Apple iPhone, and before June 10th for the Apple iPod touch. Unlike the usual class action suit where no one gets any more than 50 cents glued to a postcard (except for the lawyers, of course), each member of the class with a verified claim will receive $300 from Apple.
The lead plaintiff in the case is Charlene Gallion of San Francisco. Back in April of 2010, she took her non-functioning Apple iPhone 3G to an Apple Store and was told she could not receive a free repair or replacement because the Liquid Submersion Indicator had a positive reading, indicating that the device had been submerged in a liquid.
source: Bloomberg via AppleInsider
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Make a waterproof iphone, duh!
posted on May 28, 2013, 4:01 PM 0
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Also my Water resistant Sony Xperia Acro S has 2 liquid sensor stickers... one under the headphones plug lid, and the other one in the microSD slot compartment... So water resistant phone does not mean that they will cover you for whatever use you give... You still have to be careful and have the lids well closed before taking it to the pool or shower.
posted on May 28, 2013, 6:00 PM 2
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Take that! I respect Apple for their innovations and products, but they are filthy thieves with their warranty shenanigans.
posted on May 28, 2013, 4:01 PM 10
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Ok, a settlement for $200 less than the retail price of the phone. What about the customers that were forced to buy a new phone due to this defect? Apple triumphantly laughs at these customers.
posted on May 28, 2013, 11:53 PM 0
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