If you are an iCloud user in the United States, you may have recently received an email notifying you of the money awarded to you from the class-action lawsuit settlement.
If you subscribed to our service between September 16, 2015 and January 31, 2016, you are affected by the lawsuit and are entitled to a payout. Most payouts will be less than a single dollar. Participation is automatic–you don’t need to do anything except have been a subscriber during that time frame.
The class-action lawsuit began in 2019, alleging that Apple breached iCloud server terms and conditions. The amount of money paid to users will depend on ordered capacity, the number of accounts, subscription duration, and other factors.
However, the Cupertino-based company most likely stored user data on Microsoft, Google, and Amazon servers. In March 2022, Apple agreed to pay a settlement of $14.8 million.