Apple set to pay for children’s download

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 6:06:00 by

Apple has reached a settlement to resolve a class action of parents, who had sued the company for allowing minors to download free games and asking for micropayments later on.

Apple could end up paying around $ 100 million, but would not have to pay that money as the technology giants are preparing to add $ 5 credit in the iTunes Store of their potential customers. In the event of
victims with more than $ 30, Apple would pay cash.

The lawsuit, filed by five parents in 2011, referred to the case of free gaming applications later, without permission of the owner of the account, allowing micropayments.

However the plaintiffs argued that:

"Apple did not disclose adequately that the third-game applications, mostly available for free and classified as suitable content for children, has the ability to make in-app purchases."

It looks like the Californian-based technology company is set to cough up 100 million dollars in compensation to the parents, who filed a lawsuit against them, after their children used popped out their parent’s credit cards
for gaming on iTunes.

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