A class action lawsuit filed against Apple back in 2010 over the sensitivity of liquid sensors in the iPhone and iPod has been settled out of court. Apple has agreed to dish out $53 million in damages.
Members of the class action lawsuit claimed that the iPhone and iPod’s liquid damage sensor, designed to tell Apple if the phone had been damaged by moisture, could automatically trigger itself from time to time through normal use. At the time of the filing, Apple’s policy had been to deny repairs to phones and iPod touch units with this sensor activated.
The class action lawsuit was filed back in 2010, so the settlement only applies to consumers who owned an iPhone before the end of 2009 or an iPod touch before June 2010. Apple’s settlement checks can be worth as much as $300 depending on the product.