Apple May Pay for Your Kids’ In-App Spending

Tue, Feb 26, 2013

Frisky Misc, iPad, iPhone, Mobile

Need compensation for all those smurfberries your kids bought without your permission? There’s a lawsuit for that. According to Reuters this morning, Apple is preparing to settle a class-action suit filed a couple of years ago by a group of parents. Presumably, those parents’ kids racked up some in-app purchases in games that did not adequately explain that reviving fish would cost actual money, or the kids simply didn’t specify why they needed the iTunes password.

From Reuters:

Under the proposed settlement, Apple could potentially end up paying around $100 million as it has agreed to provide a $5 iTunes store credit to as many as 23 million affected customers, the court filing said. The final settlement figure may vary.

Also Apple will help distribute all of these payments by publishing a simple ‘iSued’ app that will automatically credit your account following a one-time $5 registration fee, payable in-app. (Okay, not really.)

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