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

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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4 Comments

1. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Thank you Apple :)

2. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 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!!!

3. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 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?

5. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 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.

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