Thursday, May 19, 2022

If you’ve ever paid for extra iCloud storage, Apple might send you free money

The users who signed up for recurring 99 cent payments to Apple for extra iCloud storage years ago might be seeing some of that money back soon.

If you've ever paid for extra iCloud storage, Apple might send you free money
If you’ve ever paid for extra iCloud storage, Apple might send you free money

Why you ask, that’s because Apple has breached its terms of service, thus, resulting in the company agreeing to pay out a $14.8 million class-action settlement, according to Macworld. The specific violation was that the company stored some iCloud data on third-party servers instead of Apple’s own. Apple continues to deny any wrongdoing, however, that isn’t stopping them from shelling out cash to get the problem dissolved.

Extra iCloud storage terms of the settlement

As per the terms of the settlement, this applies to the users who paid any additional money for extra iCloud storage from Sept. 16, 2015, to Jan. 31, 2016. On top of that, you also needed to have a U.S. mailing address attached to your iCloud account during that time, sadly, that means that customers outside the States won’t get anything.

The users who still subscribe to an iCloud storage plan will get the money through their Apple accounts. While the users who have since cut off the subscription will get a check in the mail.

The monthly fees for iCloud storage during that time ranged from 99 cents for 50 GB of cloud space to $10 for 1 TB of space. It is important to know that because how much money you’ll receive depends on how much you paid during those few months the settlement is zeroing in on.

Spoiler, you probably shouldn’t expect a huge amount of money from this. Though $14.8 million sounds like a lot, once it’s dispersed among everyone who paid for iCloud storage a few years ago, it could fizzle down to a check for $2.79.

Nevertheless, free money is free money. All it took was the possible compromise of your data, maybe just a tad bit.

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