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Apple Settles Lawsuit Over Family Sharing Feature

According to USA Today, Apple has settled a class-action lawsuit over its Family Sharing feature for $25 million. This means that if you signed up for Family Sharing between June 21, 2015, and January 30, 2019, and purchased a third-party app, you might be eligible to receive a share of the settlement, which could be as much as $30.

The lawsuit, known as Walter Peters v. Apple, accused the tech giant of misleading customers by including an advertisement on each app’s landing page that said, “Supports Family Sharing. With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app,” even for apps that did not actually support the feature. As a result, millions of App Store visitors purchased apps believing they could be shared with up to six family members, only to find out that this was not the case.

In response to the settlement, Apple denies any fault, liability, or wrongdoing of any kind. However, they have agreed to the settlement to avoid the burden and expense of continuing to defend the lawsuit in court.

If you believe you are eligible for a share of the settlement but have not received notification, you can register by visiting the settlement website by March 1, 2024. The final approval hearing for the settlement will take place on April 2, 2024. If you are eligible and agree to the settlement, you may receive your share via electronic bank transfer or by check, depending on your preference.

So, if you were a part of Family Sharing during the specified time period, keep an eye out for notification about the settlement, and don’t miss the deadline to claim what you might be owed.