updated 03:30 pm EDT, Fri May 9, 2008
Apple pays for replacement
Apple on Friday announced it would refund between $25 and $80 to as many as 2.3 million iBook and PowerBook owners, after a significant number of adapters went defective, fraying and sparking. The Los Angeles Times reports that US District Court Judge James Ware granted preliminary approval on March 24th on the 2006 class action filing. The agreement makes Apple responsible for paying for a portion of replacement power adapters for the portables.
Five years prior to the filing, Apple recalled approximately 570,000 PowerBook power adapters, after receiving many complaints of the devices overheating.