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Apple to Give $32.5 Million in Refunds for Kids’ App Purchases

Apple will refund millions of dollars to consumers after allowing kids to make in-app purchases without the consent of their parents.
(CNN) Apple will refund millions of dollars to consumers after allowing kids to make in-app purchases without the consent of their parents.

After reaching a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, the company will pay at least $32.5 million in refunds.

The FTD said Apple failed to tell parents once they enter their Apple passwords for children, there is a 15 minute window in which kids can make more purchases.

Apple will have to change its billing practices as part of the settlement by notifying parents of the 15 minute window.

It has until March to make the changes.

Apple has already settled a class action lawsuit with parents who said the company’s policy let their children rack up charges without their permission.
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