Apple to pay $40 to certain Apple iPad buyers to settle Class Action suit
Following the elimination of unlimited data for iPad owners, AT&T customers with the iPad were limited to 2GB of data, a figure that has now risen to 5GB. Meanwhile, as long as they continue to make payments on time, long time AT&T customers remain grandfathered with unlimited data.
Besides the $40 check they will receive from Apple, Class Members will get a $20 discount on a tiered 5GB data plan from AT&T bringing the price down to $30 a month.No matter what price AT&T changes the 5GB rate to, the members of the Class Action will always receive $20 off.
The settlement helps Apple avoid court costs and also does not constitute an admission of guilt by either party.
Some OG Apple iPad owners will receive $40 from Apple and a discount on a monthly data plan from AT&T
1. cc3493 (Posts: 155; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
I dont live in the U.S. but AT&T dont seem like a very good network company from what im hearing...
6. JC557 (Posts: 1142; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Can be hit or miss at times. Sometimes the towers get too congested and there may be problems with service. Same goes for every company that has a high volume of subscribers in an area.
2. Miracles (Posts: 529; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)
Can someone put it in the average person's words cuz I don't understand law in the US (yes, I graduated high school). So why is Apple being sued?
3. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Simply said, a promise made not kept. Customers felt backstabbed and revolted against them in the court. Court agreed and they got justice in a way.
5. downphoenix (Posts: 2357; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
as much as I love to see Apple suffer, the fault is solely with AT&T on this. Apple has nothing to do with AT&Ts data package offerings. Unless there was evidence that Apple said they wouldnt offer the Ipad to AT&T unless AT&T ditched unlimited plans (Which would not make sense as that would be more harmful than good to Apple, since limited data plans means less data consumption which means potentially less app/music/game purchases), Apple shouldnt be punished for this.