Apple Reaches $32.5 Million FTC Settlement

If kids went wild in your app store and racked up app purchases without your knowledge, you’re now eligible for a refund, according to a new FTC settlement. The settlement happened because Apple failed to provide users with proper notice when their children went into the app store on their devices. In other words, Apple failed to comply with an obligation to obtain users’ informed consent before charging them for goods and services. The amount agreed to, $32.5 million, is a floor for Apple, meaning that if users claim less than the agreed amount, the difference will go to the FTC. Long story short, your kids can’t unknowingly pile up a huge app store bill without your knowledge anymore.