Have you spent money in the App Store?
If so, you may be entitled to compensation.



Why this website?

If you have spent money in the App Store you may automatically be included in Dr Kent’s proposed collective claim against Apple. This website has been created to offer details.

The claim

Apple has breached UK competition law by excluding competition and/or charging an unfair and excessive level of commission - usually as much as 30% - on purchases of paid apps and in-app purchases of digital content, services and subscriptions in the App Store.

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What does this mean to you?

If you have purchased an app or in-app digital content, services or subscriptions in the App Store on your iPhone or iPad since 1 October 2015 you may be eligible for compensation.

How to get involved:

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About Us

Dr Kent

Dr Rachael Kent

Dr Rachael Kent, a lecturer in Digital Economy and Society at King’s College London, dedicates her professional life to researching consumers’ interaction with digital platforms and apps, including in relation to issues around the cost of paid apps and in-app purchases. Her research focusses on how digital platforms and apps impact society, consumer behaviour and welfare. She previously worked for the consumer complaints organisation, Resolver.

Passionate about representing the welfare and rights of consumers, she is applying to the Competition Appeal Tribunal to represent all members of the public who may have been overcharged by Apple in the App Store. If successful, every member of the proposed class of consumers may be entitled to compensation.



Represented Claimants

Click the button below to keep updated on all developments in the case – you don’t need to do anything else at this stage.

Dr Kent proposes to represent all persons who purchased for themselves or on someone else’s behalf an app or digital content, services, or subscriptions within an app from an iPhone or iPad device in the UK version of the App Store since 1 October 2015.

To understand if you could be included in the claim, answer these questions:

  • Have you spent anything in the App Store since 1 October 2015?
  • Were you using an iPhone or iPad device?
  • Were you using the UK version of the App Store?
  • Were you living in the UK at the time or do you live in the UK now?

If your answer to each question is YES then you may be included in Dr Kent’s claim and you should click the ‘Stay Up To Date’ button to make sure you are notified of all developments.


Hausfeld Dr Kent has instructed the law firm Hausfeld & Co LLP to represent her in the claim. Hausfeld is a leading international law firm specialising in competition law, with significant expertise in all aspects of collective redress and group claims.

Vannin-Capital Vannin Capital, a commercial litigation funder, has agreed to finance the claim.

Latest News

inews.co.uk

14 June 2021

Meet the British academic taking on Apple in £1.5bn legal challenge

Dr Rachael Kent has filed a collective legal claim against Apple in the hope of compensating millions of iPhone and iPad users in the UK

BBC News

11 May 2021

Apple’s UK users deserve app price compensation, claim says

Tech firms have been urged to stop advertising to under-18s in an open letter signed by MPs, academics and children's-rights advocates.

Press Association

11 May 2021

Apple faces billion-pound legal action over App Store charges

Apple is facing a billion-pound legal claim after being accused of breaking UK competition law by “overcharging” millions of people for apps on its App Store.