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Parents involved in a class action lawsuit against Apple will receive gift cards

Apple pays out for parents of IAP kids

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.

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