A class action suit squeezes $53 million out of Apple
A lot of people (apparently) have suffered from Apple’s liquid sensors on the devices of the American company. This sensor indicates whether a device is damage because of contact with water or other liquids. If the sensor shows a positive reading, Apple can refuse to repair a broken device in warranty. However, it seems the sensors on the apple devices have been malfunctioning for years and a group of users decided to do something about it.
The main plaintiff in a class action suit against the Cupertino-based proved that an i-device does not need to contact any liquid in order to have a positive reading on its Apple’s liquid sensor. In other words, if you live in Sahara and use your device there, your sensor may show that you have dropped your device in a well, even if you haven’t been near any liquid for ages. This is a bad news for Apple, because the company will have to pay to for every relevant claim related to Apple iPhone and made before December 31, 2009 and for every claim regarding an Apple iPod touch and made before June 10th 2009.
However, some people may still think that this is not a great victory and Apple’s liquid sensors won’t cost the company much. In fact, the case is just the opposite and every plaintiff will receive $300 from Apple, as long as his/her claim is verified. Then a lot of people will be grateful to the main plaintiff in the suit – Charlene Gallion from San Francisco, California. She decided to start a war with Apple after, back in April 2010, her right of warranty was refused because of a false reading on the liquid sensor, so she couldn’t get a free repair or replacement. Now, because of the class action suit she started, Apple will have to pay $53 million. We congratulate Charlene and support her decision to fight!
Source: Phone Arena