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Apple settles iPod lawsuit

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 May 2008 19:47 User comments (2)

Apple settles iPod lawsuit Apple has announced that they will be settling a pair of class-action lawsuits in Canada stemming from claims that the company misled customers "about the staying power" of the popular iPod MP3 players, especially the gradually dwindling battery life of first and second generation devices.
According to court documents, Apple is offering an online store credit of about $44.75 CAD for those living in Canada that purchased an iPod before June 24, 2004.

To be eligible for the credit, the battery life of your iPod "while continuously playing music needs to have dropped to five hours or less for the first and second generation of the device and four hours or less for the third generation."

The lead plaintiffs in the case, two iPod owners, claim that the company misrepresented its product by saying it was capable of 10 hours of continual music playback. It is a well known fact that after even the first recharge, iPod battery lives began declining.

A similar case was settled in the US in 2005 and Apple offered a similar settlement as well. $50 USD in store credit or $25 in cash if the battery life has dwindled to a certain threshold.

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2 user comments

111.5.2008 0:35

i don't know who is more pathetic! I mean common i am into RC Cars & i know tat my batteries will last 1-2 years, @ work My Dewalt tool batteries will last about 2 years until they don't keep a charge! My cordless phone lasts a few years before i have to keep it on the charger all tie time to have a 5 in talk! No battery life is nothing new that should not have been expected! i don't see that apple implied anything false there!i guess i should sue dewalt for my power & runtime lowering after general usage of my cordless drill!

211.5.2008 0:46

Let's face it. If you are dissatisfied for just about anything, SUE !! It's cheap.

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