Cash payout to be paid to liquid damage suit members

Apple posted faulty moisture indicators for older iOS devices. They were interpreting wrongly that a device had been damaged by water. Therefore, many customers were denied a warranty claim based on the faulty indicators. So Apple agreed to pay $53 million to resolve the lawsuit concerning these indicators.

Currently eligible customers are being contacted through email concerning the class-action settlement and damages. The owners of older iPhone and iPod touch models are likely to receive a cash payment from Apple.  Although the court is still to have the hearing concerning the topic of benefits payment.

“Because Apple state your device had been damaged by liquid, the United States District Court, Northern District of California, authorized this notice.”

Some Settlement Class Members, called Direct-Payment Settlement Class Members, will receive a cash payment even if they do not submit a claim form.

Non-Direct-Payment Settlement Class Member wll have to fill out and submit a valid claim form online before 9pm PT on October 21, 2013 or by mail postmarked before October 21, 2013 so that to receive a cash payment.

To claim the cash refund, one must:

(a) be a United States resident;

(b) Apple denied warranty coverage for your iPhone on or before December 31, 2009, OR for your iPod touch on or before June 30, 2010;

(c) when it was submitted to Apple for warranty coverage, your iPhone or iPod touch was covered either by its original one-year limited warranty or by an AppleCare Protection Plan;

and (d) Apple denied warranty coverage because Apple stated that your iPhone or iPod touch had been damaged by liquid.

Those who do not want to receive a payout and have no wish to be legally bound by the settlement must exclude themselves by December 4, 2013.

“If you stay in the class, you may object to the settlement by December 4, 2013,” the notice reads.

Apple has long claimed that nothing was wrong with the liquid contact indicator strips. However, since now Apple is relaxing its warranty policy related to liquid indicators and some products even lack the indicator.

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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, August 6, 2013. 0:40

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