Apple Pays Off South Korean for iPhone Tracking Lawyer snags $946 in compensation By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff Posted Jul 14, 2011 1:57 PM CDT 4 comments Comments A South Korean customer looks at the Apple iPhone 4 at the headquarters of KT in Seoul on September 10, 2010. (Getty Images) (Newser) – A South Korean lawyer has drawn first blood in the battle to make Apple pay for its iPhone tracking glitch, scoring a 1 million won ($946) payout from the tech giant, Reuters reports. The lawyer, Kim Hyung-suk, originally sued Apple on his own for collecting his location data without his consent, but he says his next move will be a class-action lawsuit. The website he set up for the effort has already crashed due to heavy traffic. Of course, Kim is hardly Apple’s only problem; two US groups have filed suits over the data collection as well.