moisture sensor

moisture sensorIn April, Apple agreed to the terms of a class action settlement worth $53 million over Apples warranty practices regarding their moisture sensor located on earlier iPhones and iPods.

The lawsuit states that Apple refused to honour the warranty on some devices which they believed to be water damaged thanks to the moisture indicator. As it turns out though these Liquid Contact Indicators had a tendency to chance colour in humid environments. Because of this Apple has agreed to pay out up to $300 to users of the iPhone, the iPhone 3G/3GS, and the iPod Touch 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation.

Affected users are currently receiving an email on how to file for claims depending on if they meet the criteria which reads in part:

To qualify for a cash refund, you 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.

Users who do qualify have until October 21, 2013 to make their claim. The total payout could be up to $300 depending on how many people claim, the more demand however, the less you’ll receive.

That’s about as much as I understand about the claim, I’m no lawyer! But if you’re one of the many people affected I’d definitely recommend seeing if you’re eligible.warranty-chart-affected-devices

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