Canadians – Apple just might owe you $44


It’s being reported that Apple is offering a $44 dollar credit to Canadian iPod owners, which will total $3.54 million dollars. The offer is being presented to settle a lawsuit over the battery life of iPods.

Owners of first, second, or third generation iPods who purchased their units before June 24, 2004 are eligible for the credit. Two lawsuits, one filed in Montreal, and another filed in Toronto, each claim that they rechargeable batteries in the devices died after only 3 hours of use, even though Apple advertised as much as 8 hours of use between charges.

As many as 80,000 Canadians could be eligible for a credit. If you think you might be one of them, you can find more information right here.



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  1. Let’s see. 80,000 eligible Canadians iPoders. $44 per iPoder. = 80,000 x 44 = $ 3.52 million.
    A far cry from $3.54 billion as stated.

  2. Ok.. this is going to get complicated… I live in Germany, but I bought an iPod (3rd gen) in 2003 in Canada through the apple store… I have NO idea where the receipt is – any idea how I can get a record of apple store purchases older than 18 months?

  3. @zippi

    I’m guessing that’s going to be a tough nut to crack. Did you happen to purchase it on a credit card? Would that help?