Created: 02/27/2013 8:48 AM KSTP.com By: Michael Brannen
Apple is settling a $100 million lawsuit, and parents in Maple Grove and Osseo may benefit. The lawsuit alleges that the iPhone and iPad maker improperly charged kids for playing games on their mobile devices. It claims that Apple didn't create adequate parental controls to prevent children from buying extra features while playing free games on iPhones and iPads in 2010 and 2011.
Apple is agreeing to award an iTunes credit of $5 to each of the estimated 23 million accountholders who may have been affected. Parents could receive more if they can show their bills exceeded $5. If the charges exceeded $30, cash refunds will be offered.