If you paid for extra storage on your iCloud account, you may be eligible for a refund after Apple agreed to pay $14.8 M to resolve a class-action lawsuit alleging that it violated its policies by keeping iCloud customers’ data on 3rd-party servers.
The settlement, according to Macworld, includes anybody who bought an iCloud membership between Sept 16, 2015, and Jan 31, 2016 and had a US mailing address linked with their account. Users should get a message telling them that they are a member of the class-action suit if the e-mail address used to sign-up for Apple’s iCloud storage service during that time is still active.
All Eligible iCloud Members Will Be Paid
The amount of money each individual receives depends on how long they were subscribed for during those four months and whatever subscription tier they were on. Apple’s monthly iCloud pricing were $0.99 for 50GB, $3.99 for 200GB, and $9.99 for 500GB back then (1TB). Despite the settlement, Apple maintains that it has done nothing wrong and that it did not violate its iCloud Terms and Conditions. On August 4, a Final Approval Hearing will take place.
Of course, Apple is no new to class-action lawsuits. The most recent lawsuit filed against the company alleged that M1 MacBook screens were cracked. It also faced class actions over faulty Apple Watch screens, the App Store, and several relating to the butterfly keyboards, to name a few. It also faced an iPhone throttling case for which it paid $500 million, as well as class actions over faulty Apple Watch screens, the App Store, and several relating to the butterfly keyboards, to name a few. However, with a market capitalization of $2.84 trillion, the world’s largest corporation has nothing to fear in these situations.