Parents to receive iTunes credit, cash payments to settle Apple in-app purchase lawsuit

By Shawn Knight · 9 replies
Jun 24, 2013
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  1. If you’re the parent of a minor child that unknowingly made in-app purchases on an iOS device under Apple’s old purchase rules, listen up. Apple on Monday announced details of a settlement related to a class action lawsuit covering this...

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  2. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +67

    Does this include the UK
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,971   +2,526

    Oh joyous day! This is outstanding news, more fulfilling than the second coming....[ ].... (*) . Everybody in the world will get fifty cents each, and the lawyers will get millions.

    (*) edited out

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    Lol wasn't there an email from facebook about that
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,971   +2,526

    Well what about we luddites from the dark dial up ages? You know, the people that wouldn't touch Facebook with your ten foot pole. Shouldn't we be kept abreast of the latest Apple scandal?
    Skidmarksdeluxe likes this.
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    "Apple points out that the settlement isn?t an admission of any wrongdoing"
    Of course not. Apple has been and never will be guilty of any wrongdoings. At least that's what they think, everybody else knows differently.
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Heh, heh. I've never complained about anything that saves labor. I've complained about FB because it's laborious to use.
  8. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,887   +1,223

    I'm not familiar with the details of the case, but I think the parents deserve some blame here. I have a child who has used my Nook tablet or phone and I've made sure she knows not to try to buy anything. Android apps require a password to purchase, but Barnes and Noble books don't. However I get an email anytime a purchase is made so I'll find out right away if something is bought. Maybe iOS doesn't have these precautions.

    What's next, blame the bank if a kid gets their hands on the VISA and buys something online? I know if someone uses your card (or account) without your permission you're not always liable, but when it's your own device, in your own house used by someone who has your permission, then it starts to get a little hazy.
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,971   +2,526

    A sociopath never admits to any wrong doing either. Plus, whatever happens to one of them, it's somebody else's fault
  10. Can I just throw the paper a way and not get a settlement

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