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Apple teaches iOS users about in-app purchases and parental controls

0. phoneArena 26 Apr 2013, 09:56 posted on

Apple has posted an online users guide that teaches users about in-app purchases, which it defines as "optional transactions designed to augment an app's functionality; Apple is seeking to educate its customers after a number of children made in-app purchases blissfully unaware that there would be a bill to pay for the download...

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posted on 26 Apr 2013, 10:03 3

1. buccob (Posts: 1052; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


If I remember correctly from my sister's ipod touch... you cannot get into the app store and itunes to get apps unless you register a credit card...

This is absolutely stupid, IMO Android does it better, letting you skip the option so you can download free apps... And there is no way you are getting charged, unless somebody register a credit card...

Apple should make CC registracion optional, specially since they have the iTunes gift cards... which you can buy and give to your kids

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 10:22 2

3. Ninetysix (Posts: 1094; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Really now?

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2534

You missed the NONE option.
http://km.support.apple.com/library/APPLE/APPLECARE_ALLGEOS/HT2534/en_US/HT2534-PaymentType-en.png

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 10:28 4

4. buccob (Posts: 1052; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


It used to be like I described... good for them if they change it...

I tent to surround myself with quality, not over priced, good looking, full feature products... thats why I can't even remember apple's policies...

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 10:56 1

5. Ninetysix (Posts: 1094; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


This tutorial is from 5 years ago and they already had the none option.

http://www.idownloadblog.com/2008/10/18/create-an-itunes-account-without-a-credit-card/

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 18:10

7. JulianGT (Posts: 79; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)


no, it never was like that

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 10:20 1

2. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


This sort of story is nothing new.

When the internet started going mainstream in early to mid 90s, every other week you'd hear a story about children using their parents credit cards to buy things online with their parents permission. This is the same concept only its not the children using the card with out the parents permission, its apple.
When you purchase something from playstore, its asks you for your Google login password. (While this option can be disabled, its defaulted to be on). This procedure should be on all OS'es

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 16:51

6. dangchitrung (Posts: 55; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


Teach them how to recognize which iproduct is which first.

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