Apple Settles In-App Purchase Class Action Suit, Get Your Piece of the Pie
It’s happened enough that Apple has had to deal with a class action lawsuit over kids racking up purchases on an iTunes account that belonged to a parent or caregiver. Now Apple has offered a settlement in which affected users can opt for a single $5 iTunes gift card; an iTunes store credit equal to the amount a minor charged to your account without your assent; or cash, if you no longer have an iTunes account. If the amount Apple owes you exceeds $30, you can also get your remittance in cash.
To get paid, you’ll have to submit a claim form, which asks for your name, address, and Apple ID; you’ll also have to confirm the following:
“You will also have to attest that you: (a) paid for Qualified Game Currency Charges that a minor charged to your iTunes account without your knowledge or permission; (b) did not knowingly enter your iTunes password to authorize any such purchases and did not give your password to the minor to make any such purchases; and (c) did not receive a refund from Apple for those charges.”
$5 isn’t much, but if you lost a lot of money on child-initiated in-app purchases, this is your chance to get it back.