Two Canadians, launched a class action lawsuit against Apple for selling iPods whose rechargeable batteries died in the second year after 3 hours of use. Apple had advertised that the iPod battery would work for 8 hours before a recharge was needed.

In a settlement on the lawsuit Apple agreed to provide a store credit of $45 to all iPod owners affected by the defective battery. The deal has to be finalized in court in Montreal on May 26 and in Toronto on June 20.


Where can I get details on the settlement and how to apply?

www.appleipodsettlement.com

Who can get the $45 store credit?

All Canadian iPod owners who purchased an iPod before June 24, 2004. An estimated 80,000 Canadians purchased these defective iPods. This settlement could end up costing Apple $3.6 million.

Which iPod models are eligible?



First Generation iPod: has a mechanical (rotating) scroll wheel, was first introduced in October 2001 and discontinued approximately in April 2003.

Capacity: 5, 10 GB
Connection: FireWire
Original release date: 23 October 2001



Second Generation iPod: has a solid state (non-rotating) touchwheel and no dock connector, was first introduced in July 2002 and discontinued approximately in April 2003. Touch-sensitive wheel. FireWire port had a cover. Hold switch revised. Windows compatibility through Musicmatch.

Capacity: 10, 20 GB
Connection: FireWire
Original release date: 17 July 2002



Third Generation iPod: has a solid state (non-rotating) touchwheel, a horizontal row of control buttons and a dock connector, was first introduced in April 2003 and discontinued approximately in July 2004. First complete redesign with all-touch interface, dock connector, and slimmer case. Musicmatch support dropped with later release of iTunes 4.1 for Windows.

Capacity: 10, 15, 20, 30, 40 GB
Connection: FireWire
Original release date: 28 April 2003

Timeline of iPod models

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