Apple has revealed details of the compensation it will give to the parents whose kids spent ludicrous amounts of money on in-app purchases.
Emails were sent out to the 23 million people involved in a class action lawsuit, revealing that they were entitled to claim some money back.
Parents have got until January 13th 2014 to claim a $5 iTunes gift card if their kids spent less than $30. Those whose children ran up more than that within a 45-day period will be compensated up to the amount that was spent.
The class action lawsuit was launched against Apple in 2011 over in-app purchases after it appeared children could buy IAPs in certain apps without having to re-enter passwords.
Back in May, PCR reported that kids’ unauthorised IAPs added £30 million to UK parents’ bills. After numerous accounts of kids easily spending real cash on IAPs, including a five-year old who spent £1,700, OFT announced that it was to investigate free apps that offer IAPs.