SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Apple has agreed to refund $32.5 million to customers to settle a case with the federal government over mobile apps.
Apple actually settled this in a class action settlement a couple of years ago. Basically what happened was kids were getting a hold of adults’ or parent’s smartphones and downloading apps and making purchases unbeknownst to the adults.
They were getting around the password by using the 15-minute window of convenience. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleged that Apple did not give parents or guardians enough or adequate notice that this 15-minute window existed.