updated 03:45 pm EDT, Thu June 2, 2005
iPod battery lawsuit
A court has conditionally approved a settlement in a class action lawsuit brought against Apple by consumers who claim their iPod batteries . Under the settlement, class members who purchased or obtained a new third-generation iPod will be eligible for a one-year limited warranty extension on that iPod to cover battery failures. If the iPod experiences or has experienced battery failure during the one-year extension period, consumers who submit a valid claim have the option of returning the iPod to Apple for a replacement or receiving a $50 Apple Store credit. Class members who purchased or obtained a new first- or second-generation iPod on or before May 31st, 2004 and experienced battery failure within two years of purchase will receive a $50 credit at the Apple Store or a $25 reimbursement check.