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Apple to Pay $53M in iPhone 'Water Damage' Lawsuit

Customers said Apple did not honor warranty
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2013 12:34 PM CDT
Apple to Pay $53M in iPhone 'Water Damage' Lawsuit
Apple has agreed to pay $53 million to customers who sued, claiming Apple did not honor its warranty.   (reuploadfull)

(Newser) – Apple is prepared to pay $53 million to the hundreds of thousands of people affected by a class action lawsuit that alleges the computer giant did not honor its warranties for iPhones and iPod Touches, reports Wired. While refusing to admit any wrongdoing, Apple would pay about $200 per person, according to settlement paperwork. The lawsuit claims Apple wouldn't honor warranties if a white indicator tape near the headphone jack had turned pink, a sign that, according to Apple, indicated water damage. But 3M, the maker of the tape, said humidity could also turn the tape pink. (Read more Apple stories.)

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