Apple to pay $40 to certain Apple iPad buyers to settle Class Action suit

Apple to pay $40 to certain Apple iPad buyers to settle Class Action suit
Those who purchased the OG Apple iPad with 3G connectivity on or before June 7th, 2010 are entitled to a $40 payment from Apple, and a discounted data plan from AT&T, according to the terms of a Class Action settlement that was sent out via email to members of the class. When AT&T first helped launch the iPad in the U.S., it first offered unlimited 3G service to owners of the tablet. AT&T eventually eliminated the unlimited data program.

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.

source: AppleInsider

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1. cc3493

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 06, 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: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 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: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 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: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 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: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

4. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Only 40$?

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