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iOS 4.3 Adds In-App Purchase Restrictions

Previously, Apple allowed parents to set restrictions on their child’s iDevice. Now, they’re taking it a step further. Apple is requiring you to enter your iTunes password in order to make purchases inside of an app. This modification comes after an outcry of parents to change the policy somehow. Parents were outraged upon seeing their credit card bills and realizing that harmless, free, little Smurf’s Village app wasn’t so harmless. Kids were buying extra things in-app and charging them to their parent’s credit card without even knowing it (thanks a lot One-Click Purchases). One kid even spent over $1,000 on in-app purchases in a one month span. So Apple listened and has changed the policy, which has made parents and accidental clickers alike happy.

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Previously, Apple allowed parents to set restrictions on their child’s iDevice. Now, they’re taking it a step further. Apple is requiring you to enter your iTunes password in order to make purchases inside of an app. This modification comes after an outcry of parents to change the policy somehow. Parents were outraged upon seeing their credit card bills and realizing that harmless, free, little Smurf’s Village app wasn’t so harmless. Kids were buying extra things in-app and charging them to their parent’s credit card without even knowing it (thanks a lot One-Click Purchases). One kid even spent over $1,000 on in-app purchases in a one month span. So Apple listened and has changed the policy, which has made parents and accidental clickers alike happy.