I wondered what had happened with this story. Well here from Yonhap the saga ends, sort of "Apple Korea has agreed to compensate a 14-year-old iPhone user in the nations first iPhone damage suit filed after her device broke, supposedly due to water damage, court officials said yesterday. Apple agreed to pay the girl, identified only as Lee, 290,000 won ($259) in the lawsuit arbitrated by a Seoul court Thursday. Her father, Lee Chul-ho, had filed the suit on her behalf in October seeking repair fees, after an Apple service center refused to fix her iPhone 3G for free, despite the devices one-year warranty. The service center claimed she caused the damage, citing discoloration of a water sensor inside the phone, effectively voiding the warranty, although she denied any responsibility. Apple had tried to settle the case in December last year, but the plaintiffs refused to accept their offer, saying the ultimate purpose of the suit was aimed at demanding Apple improve its service policy. During an undisclosed settlement proceeding on Thursday, the plaintiff accepted Apple Koreas offer of compensation. Even though we did not have a court decision, Apples payment virtually means it acknowledged its faulty after-sale policy, the father said. Yonhap" Korean media isn't exactly neutral in stories involving Apple, can't think why not Has there been similar occurrences elsewhere ?