Apple Owns Up To Defective Batteries In Canada

Two class-action lawsuits against Apple Canada have been settled with a $45 credit being offered to Canadian residents who purchased a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd generation iPod prior to June 24, 2004. According to this story, up to 80,000 Canadians would be eligible for this credit. It’s not the first time that Apple has had to deal with wonky batteries. Apple USA settled a similar lawsuit a while ago. Full details about the settlement are available here. (warning: PDF)

Still up in the air is a lawsuit by another Canadian gentleman who discovered that his 8GB nano only has 7.45GB of storage. I have the same iPod, so I will be watching this closely.

UPDATE: Apple has disclaimers on each iPod specs page (Click here for an example. Scroll to the bottom) that has the following text:

“1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.”

I don’t think his lawsuit will go too far. But I am not a lawyer.

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