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Apple's in-app purchases settlement gets the green light, claim your compensation by January 13th 2014

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Apple's in-app purchases settlement gets the green light, claim your compensation by January 13th 2014
An "Apple In-App Purchase Litigation Administrator" has sent emails detailing the compensation process for those parents involved in the in-app purchase lawsuit against Apple in 2011.

People claimed that it was far too easy once they enter their Apple ID and password to buy an app, then their kids or someone else to amass unauthorized in-app purchases without reentering them first. Apple patched the loophole with an update, but by that time many parents were unpleasantly surprised by their offspring's vial-buying sprees.

Apple is offering a $5 iTunes gift card compensation for amounts less than $30, and up to the maximum amount charged in a 45-day period for the heavier cases. The payment scheme will run until January 13th 2014, so grab it while it's hot.

via CNET

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posted on 24 Jun 2013, 05:51

1. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


Thank you Apple :)

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 05:58 1

2. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


A $5 gift card for amounts less than $30? How bout refunding all the money? If my child had spent that amount on my i-thingy, i'd want every penny back!!!

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 06:10 4

3. Leo_MC (Posts: 556; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Have you stop to think that, maybe - just maybe, those child's parents were stupid enough to give their kids access to their credit cards credentials?

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 07:26

5. alterecho (Posts: 1085; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


More like they gave their itunes password, since account info can be stored there and so you can use your password instead, everytime you make a transaction. Either way, the parents were careless.

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 07:00

4. lyndon420 (Posts: 1769; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Maybe let's go back to the old ways of doing things...kids play with their toys and leave the adults stuff alone?

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