If you have an iCloud (iCloud) user, then you have to Apple (Apple) which has decided to settle a class-action lawsuit for $14.8 million (approximately Rs 113 crore). The lawsuit alleges that Apple made payments using third-party servers instead of itself. iCloud By storing the data of the users violated the iCloud Terms and Conditions. In other words, Apple will refund you if you meet certain conditions. Refund of Rs 113 crore will be distributed among all eligible users.
Eligible users include anyone who paid for an iCloud subscription between September 16, 2015 and January 31, 2016 and do not need to follow any process to claim a refund. As long as the email you used to purchase your iCloud subscription is still active, Apple will send you a notification, confirming that you are a class member and eligible for a refund.
These conditions kept for refund
Hence, you need to fulfill two conditions to be eligible for the refund. The refund amount will depend on how long you were an iCloud customer during the specified period. Each eligible class member will receive settlement details based on the total payment made by each class member for his or her iCloud subscription during the class period. The second fact is the subscription level you were a part of. You can be an individual iCloud customer or a family customer.
The lawsuit is focused on iCloud users in the US and it is not clear whether Indian users are also eligible for a refund. In the US, iCloud subscription fees were then $0.99 for 50GB, $3.99 for 200GB, and $9.99 for 1TB. A user who subscribes to the top level plan will be eligible for a higher refund than the person who buys the original plan. Apple has not disclosed the personal refund amount.
Per the terms of the Agreement, Apple maintains that it has done nothing wrong and denies that it has violated the iCloud Terms and Conditions with any User. Therefore, the hearing on the final approval of the case will be held on August 4.
This is not the first time that Apple has given refunds to its customers. In addition to refunds in many cases, Apple has also offered free replacements to users affected by poor service for its products.