Sony is paying back users for its not-really waterproof cellphones
Sony has being announcing, for the last years, 24 models of cellphones as Waterproof. But the company was not clear about the real capacities of that function. The truth is that those phones have the IP58 certificate. That means they are able to resist water jets and quick immersion into water. That’s really good, in case you drop your phone in the bath tube, or sink.
The problem is what Sony has show in those cellphone publicity (specially the Xperia series): people diving into the pool holding the cellphone, and even taking pictures underwater. That induces the consumers to believe the are waterproof, and not water resistant, which is the truth.
Even some tablets are involved in the case.
The result is thousands of people suing the company, which recently decided for an agreement. The company is offering 50% many back, which means up to $300.