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1G iPod nano settlement for US customers finalized; $15 – $25 payouts

Updated 4 years ago
Published Jan 23rd, 2009 10:11AM EST

If you purchased a first-generation iPod nano in the US, it looks like you might have some cash coming your way. As the result of a class action suit, a court recently ruled that Apple’s early 1G iPod nano (no protective coating, sold until December 2005) was a tad too prone to scratching and has decided that customers are entitled to some compensation. Apple has been ordered to cough up $22.5 million and the claim process for those affected has already begun. As is always the scam, the lawyers will retain the lion’s share of the settlement – around $4.7 million – and the leftovers are to be spread amongst affected consumers; $15 each for those who purchased an uncoated 1G nano that came with a slip cover and $25 each for those whose uncoated nanos were sans-slip cover. Claimants have until June 10, 2009 to file and compensation for valid claims should be received sometime, ohhhh, within the next 200 years we’d say. Hit the read link to see if you qualify for a piece of the action.

Thanks, Cat!

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