Apple agrees to settle lawsuit over apps inadvertently downloaded by kids

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    Apple has decided to settle a class action lawsuit over customer charges where children have unwittingly downloaded paid for apps from their online store.

    According to Reuters, the proposed settlement could see Apple end up coughing up around $100 million as it has agreed to provide $5 iTunes store credit to up to 23 million affected customers. Additionally, those whose claims are $30 or over can opt to receive a cash settlement from Apple.

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    The lawsuit was originally brought by five disgruntled parents in 2011 and alleged that "Apple failed to adequately disclose that third-party Game Apps, largely available for free and rated as containing content suitable for children, contained the ability to make In-App Purchases."

    The proposed settlement requires court approval. The court will hear the settlement on March 1.
     

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