Apple will pay $95 million for replacing new devices with refurbished ones under warranty

By: Maksim Panasovskyi | 05.10.2021, 15:42
Apple will pay $95 million for replacing new devices with refurbished ones under warranty

Apple will pay $95 million in a lawsuit against the company, which claims it has violated several U.S. laws, including the so-called"Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act.

What happened?

According to the repair agreement, Apple can use both new and refurbished components during device maintenance, which are equivalent in reliability and performance to new ones. Nevertheless, users were not satisfied, and they filed a class action lawsuit against Apple demanding financial compensation.

The Cupertino-based company was sued by users who purchased AppleCare+ or AppleCare Protection Plan starting July 20, 2012. According to them, Apple gave them a refurbished device instead of a broken gadget. The company will pay the plaintiffs a total of $63.4 million to $68.1 million. The rest of the funds will be used to cover litigation and other costs.

Note that the lawsuit has been pending since 2016. All this time Apple has denied the plaintiffs' claim that the refurbished devices are inferior to new ones, but in the end the company decided to come to an agreement, which the court is expected to announce on October 20 this year.

Source: MacRumors