Apple pays compensation to South Korean over iPhone tracking

Apple pays compensation to South Korean over iPhone tracking

Summary: Apple has paid compensation to a South Korean over the iPhone tracking scandal that came to light earlier this year.

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Apple has paid compensation to a South Korean over the iPhone tracking scandal that came to light earlier this year.

Apple fixed the iPhone tracking issue back in April but that hasn't stopped people from turning to lawyers to seek cash justice for being tracked.

The first case to come to a head is that of Kim Hyung-suk. Apple Korea has been ordered to pay him 1 million won ($946) in compensation. A Korean law firm is now preparing to follow-up with a class-action lawsuit against Apple.

There's a similar legal case against Apple making its way through the US legal system.

Topics: IT Employment, Apple, CXO, iPhone, Legal, Mobility

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  • RE: Apple pays compensation to South Korean over iPhone tracking

    Oh come on, who was really hurt by this? Show ONE instance of someone being hurt by this issue and I'll be happy to admit I was wrong. Besides it's not like it could pinpoint one's exact location but one's approximate location... I checked mine a few times prior to the fix and it was off by a few hundred feet. These suits are nothing more than attempts to fill one's pockets over something that caused no harm - aka your basic frivolous lawsuit and one of the main reasons why major tort reform is needed. In a case like this the plaintiff - in this case the dude from South Korea - should bring irrefutable proof that his live or livelyhood was damaged in some way over this. I'd be willing to bet that neither was affected.
    athynz
    • RE: Apple pays compensation to South Korean over iPhone tracking

      @athynz
      I agree...
      Just considering from another point of view, that South Korean dude could be from Samsung particularly in their R&D division. Who knows, Apple might have something special on his "iphone"
      daniel.khaw@...
  • RE: Apple pays compensation to South Korean over iPhone tracking

    I think the lawyers will get hundreds of millions of dollars while the poor "injured class" will get some minor compensation like a free app. Then ATT will raise everyone's phone bill to pay for it all....
    bclomptwihm
    • RE: Apple pays compensation to South Korean over iPhone tracking

      @robin.g.turner@... haha aint that the truth. So what happened, they left the part about "the iPad is smart and reports where you are" out of the user agreement? Some people see big targets full of money. it's like a pinata, if you hit it hard enough, goodies come out.
      opcom
  • RE: Apple pays compensation to South Korean over iPhone tracking

    Your view of this and it's widespread popularity of this attitude is the reason we live in a nanny state. It would pointless to try to explain to you the concept formally known as privacy and why people thought it was extreamly important, so important language to protect it was put in the United States constitution and a President was forced to resign in part over violating it. But don't fret in another generation this decision will be looked at with the same wonderment as slavery is today. I am just glad I am of the last generation that was able to live in a country where the concept was respected.
    edkollin