Update on iPod Settlement

mrzeve

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Got an email from a rep:

Dear Zeve,

On August 25, 2005, the Court granted final approval of the settlement and entered judgment. The judgment is expected to become final on October 25, 2005. Under the terms of the settlement, the Claims Administrator can begin processing the claim forms after the judgment has become final. We are working with Apple and the Claims Administrator to expedite the claims process and the distribution of the settlement benefits. We will provide an update on our website once we have further information.

Although confirmation of claims is not going out, you can call the Claims Administrator's number, printed in the Instructions, to find out whether your claim has been received. For your convenience, that information is printed below. Please let me know if you have additional questions.

To reach a specialist at the Claims Administration office, dial 1-888-385-3085 and select option 4 (FAQs) and then option 19 (followed by the pound key). Option 19 is for people who need help filling out the claims form or to verify if they have, in fact, received their claim form. If all of them are busy you can leave a message to have someone call you back.

Andrea


Andrea N. Winternitz
Paralegal
Girard Gibbs & De Bartolomeo LLP
601 California Street, Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 981-4800
Fax: (415) 981-4846
anw@girardgibbs.com
www.girardgibbs.com
 

devilot

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mrzeve said:
Got an email from a rep:
Thank you so much for posting that info.

Just curious, were you anxious about your claim and thus went out of your way to email this rep? Or did you just happen to get an email?
 

mrzeve

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devilot76 said:
Thank you so much for posting that info.

Just curious, were you anxious about your claim and thus went out of your way to email this rep? Or did you just happen to get an email?
I was anxious. Should have been more clearier in stating that this was a REPLY to my email.

Sorry!
 

mrzeve

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So I called in yesterday to find out if my claim had been received (it had) and then asked the rep when I should be expecting my compensation.

I was told November would be the month when everyone would be getting their claims. However no one could tell me if it was in the begining, middle, or end of november.

Regardless - I then asked about what I would be receiving. She asked me if I selected the $50 gift card or if I asked for a replacement battery. I told her I requested the battery and she then informed me that Apple would likely be sending me a box to put my iPod in, and they would just give me a new (I bet its refurbished) iPod. She also said that she did not know if it would be one of the newer models.

My guess is we will be receiving the 20gb 4th gen models that they have left over in the repair house. But then again, who knows?
 

caribiner23

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Feb 15, 2005
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Excellent news, Zeve-- I was just wondering about this.

Since I replaced the battery in my 3G 15 GB iPod myself (not a difficult task with the right tools) I opted for the $50 gift card.

Now the question is what to spend it on.... :)
 

devilot

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Once again, thank you so much mrzeve for doing the grunt work and finding out more info for the rest of us. I'm excited because I also elected to get a battery replacement (way I figured, if I really wanted money from the iPod I could always sell it).

Question: How do you find your claim number?! How did you reference your claim; was your name and address enough?
mrzeve said:
So I called in yesterday to find out if my claim had been received (it had) and then asked the rep when I should be expecting my compensation.

I was told November would be the month when everyone would be getting their claims. However no one could tell me if it was in the begining, middle, or end of november.

Regardless - I then asked about what I would be receiving. She asked me if I selected the $50 gift card or if I asked for a replacement battery. I told her I requested the battery and she then informed me that Apple would likely be sending me a box to put my iPod in, and they would just give me a new (I bet its refurbished) iPod. She also said that she did not know if it would be one of the newer models.

My guess is we will be receiving the 20gb 4th gen models that they have left over in the repair house. But then again, who knows?
 

mrzeve

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devilot76 said:
Once again, thank you so much mrzeve for doing the grunt work and finding out more info for the rest of us. I'm excited because I also elected to get a battery replacement (way I figured, if I really wanted money from the iPod I could always sell it).

Question: How do you find your claim number?! How did you reference your claim; was your name and address enough?
Yep. Just call the 888 number listed in my original post and follow those options. Theyre going to ask you for your last name and thats it.

Let me know.
 

rosalindavenue

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puckhead193 said:
has the date passed to send in your claim... :eek: cause money towards a new ipod would be nice
I think the deadline was 31 August. My 3G was eligible; however, you had to certify that you made a good faith effort to perform the test: "fully charged, with headphones, in on shuffle-- did you get less than 4 hours." I got about 5; so I was not eligible. Of course, if you ever access the hard drive any (changing songs or playlists) you get way less than 4 hours. Oh well. :mad:
 

devilot

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Okay so I called in...

Get this, the original letter they mailed me did not have my last name... sooo, my claim has to be faxed in. :( No fax at my place. Sigh. So much trouble!

So I am on file but, my file has to be amended to show my last name as well. Thank you so much, mrzeve!!! If it wasn't for you and this thread, I might not have ever found out why my claim went ignored! :p
 

F4Rid

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Apr 25, 2005
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so i called them and they do have my claim form. i asked the guy when they are going to be sending stuff (vouchers or replacements) and he said they have said to start mailing stuff in january. so i guess we have to wait until next year.
 

mrzeve

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F4Rid said:
so i called them and they do have my claim form. i asked the guy when they are going to be sending stuff (vouchers or replacements) and he said they have said to start mailing stuff in january. so i guess we have to wait until next year.
Yep I just called and was told the same.

And no problem guys. Glad to help.
 

stonebiz

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Oct 26, 2005
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iPod Settlement

Thanks for the info on the battery settlement. I have been searching for information with no luck until I found MacRumors. I tried calling Apple and visiting their web site but that didn't help. Such a good feeling when finally finding an answer to what I thought should have been easy info to find but wasn't.

The iPod is my son's. I understand from what you wrote that he (having opted for the new battery) will have to send his current iPod back to be replaced. He is actually very happy with the model he has; he just wanted a new battery to replace the one that never held a charge for very long. Thanks again.
 

mrzeve

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Apple has filed an Appeal against this case.

I dont see iPods coming our ways for a good 6+ months.
 

jab1981

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Nov 13, 2005
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Is it just me or should they just get this over with. Seems like they'd save alot more money and energy by just settling up now. I don't know who they're trying to fool.
 

jab1981

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mrzeve said:
Apple has filed an Appeal against this case.

I dont see iPods coming our ways for a good 6+ months.
Did you read that Apple is claiming they didn't file the appeal? Has there been any news on that?
 

iMeowbot

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jab1981 said:
Did you read that Apple is claiming they didn't file the appeal? Has there been any news on that?
Girard Gibbs say that "two individuals" filed the appeal but haven't named them.
 

mrzeve

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Little Update

I found out that it was actually 2 iPod users who submitted the appeal.

Aka they were eligible for the settlement but decided to be jerks to the other millions of people.
 

mrzeve

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On December 20, 2005, the appeal filed by individual objectors to the Settlement was dismissed and the Settlement is now Final. This means Apple and the Settlement Administrator can move forward with claims administration and claims fulfillment.

Deadlines relating to claim submissions have not changed. Class members should comply with the claim filing deadlines identified by the Settlement. For Generation 3 iPods, the claim form submission must be postmarked within two years of the original product purchase date. The deadline for submitting Generation 1 and Generation 2 iPod claims expired on 9/30/05.
Heres an update guys.
 

aricher

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Feb 20, 2004
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It's about freekin' time. This probably means that it's going to be only another 2-3 months before I can expect a check.
 

Swytch

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Jan 24, 2006
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I just called to get status... "The settlement is finalized, shipments are scheduled for Febuary 28th"
 

Tommyg117

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no way! does anyone know how they will do it? My broken ipod is at home and my mom is away for the winter, while i'm at college! Will they send a box to put the broken one in or what?