Apple offers settlement for app-crazy kids
POSTED: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 12:33pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 1:01pm
Houston, TX — In-app purchases – the ability to pay for additional features or virtual goods within a program – are convenient for users and lucrative for developers. But until Apple made a change to the way in-app purchases work, it was a nightmare for some parents.
In the earlier version of the feature in iOS, in-app purchases could be made without having to enter the Apple ID password. This resulted in parents downloading what they thought was a free app for their children to use, only to find that their kids had racked up big bills through purchases.
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