iPhone users due £11m compensation pay from Apple – find out if you’re eligible

Apple will have to pay out more than £11 million ($14.8m) to certain iPhone owners following a legal battle.

The tech giant faced a class action lawsuit which alleged that Apple broke its terms and conditions by keeping iCloud user data on third-party servers, rather than on its own systems.

Apple has denied any wrongdoing but agreed to settle the case out of court by handing out a bumper payment to some of its users.

Any US residents who paid for an iCloud subscription between September 16, 2015 and January 31, 2016 will be eligible for the cash payment, which is unlikely to be a lot of money.

If you are part of the eligible group, you should be notified over email about your payment.

The payment's value will depend on which iCloud tier you were subscribed to, with 1TB users set to get more money than those on the lower size tiers.

If you aren't happy with the payment, a website for the lawsuit advises that you have the right to sue Apple "at your expense" over the issue but you will lose any rights to a payment from the Apple settlement.

According to the terms of the settlement, Apple “maintains that it did nothing wrong and denies that it breached the iCloud Terms and Conditions with any user.”

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In other news, Apple could be set to launch a subscription service for iPhones, allowing users to pay for their devices in monthly instalments just like Netflix.

According to a report by Bloomberg, Apple is looking at launching a new service which would sit alongside iCloud, AppleTV+, Apple Music, and Fitness+.

This would allow more people to get their hands on Apple's expensive gadgets, which can run upwards of £1000 in the case of the top-end iPhone 13 Pro Max.

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