Customers whose kids racked up in-app purchase bills without their knowledge can reportedly now begin to seek some form of compensation. An email from the “Apple In-App Purchase Litigation Administrator” has begun to hit inboxes, and 9to5Mac managed to get hold of a copy:
If your iTunes account was charged for an in-app purchase made by a minor in a game app without your knowledge or permission, you could be entitled to benefits under a class action settlement.
The parties have reached a settlement in a consolidated class action lawsuit against Apple Inc. (“Apple”) regarding in-app purchases of game currency charged by minors to an iTunes account without the account holder’s knowledge or permission. If the settlement is court-approved, your rights may be affected. The United States District Court for the Northern District of California authorized this notice. The Court will have a hearing to consider whether to approve the settlement so that the benefits may be paid. This summary provides basic information about the settlement.
Those who racked up $30 or less will receive a $5 iTunes gift card as compensation, but those who exceeded that may end up receiving a cash reimbursement. Any iMore readers received the same email? Shout out in the comments!