After a very long wait, Apple and wireless carrier AT&T have finally begun sending out $40 checks to buyers of the original iPad WiFi + 3G in the United States. Back when Steve Jobs introduce the 3G iPad in January 2010, he also announced a deal with AT&T for a $30/month unlimited iPad data plan.
However, when the 3G iPad was finally released in late April 2010, the plan was available only for a month, as AT&T eliminated it in early June 2010. Months and years after that, lawsuits have followed with customers saying the overpaid for the 3G iPad as they believied that they would be able to access unlimited amounts of data on their devices.
Here are some more details from 9to5Mac:
The above image shows the entire check stub and letter from the payout fund. Here's what it says:
"Enclosed is a check in the amount of $40.00 representing your settlement in the award of Apple & AT&T iPad Unlimited Data Plan Litigation. The amount of your settlement award has been calculated pursuant to the terms of the Settlement that was approved by the court. Pursuant to the terms of the settlement, the enclosed check must be cashed by October 16, 2014; after that date, the check will be void and will not be reissued. If you have any questions, you can contact the Settlement Administrator at 1–800–248–1504."
If you have been affected by this, leave your comment below and let us know if you have received your check or not.