Apple pays $53M to settle iPhone Water Damage Lawsuit

Apple was just forced to officially settle a case which will see them pay out $53 million to those whose iPhone, iPhone 3G, or iPhone 3GS was affected. Over 153,000 iPhone users who were denied warranty coverage for water damage are in for a payout.

According to CNet, the company relied on white indicator tapes inside of its devices that would turn pink or red upon water contact. But according to 3M, the manufacturer of that indicator tape, humidity can also cause it to turn pink. 

iPhones that were denied warranty service before Dec. 31, 2009 and iPod Touches that were denied before June 2010 due to Apple’s liquid damage policy are eligible for the settlement which is still pending court approval.

Consumers may be eligible for $300 depending on the device model they owned, according to documents filed in federal court in San Francisco.

Noreen Krall, Apple’s chief litigation counsel, already signed the settlement. Apple however has denied any wrongdoing.