Apple to pay angry parents for "accidental" DLC mixup

MWEB GameZone writer, Stephanie Duchenne, takes a look at the accidental mixup with the Apple apps.

In February this year, Apple agreed to pay a large financial settlement to the parents of children who had “accidentally” bought in-app purchases in kids’ games for iOS. The company has now followed through on the agreement and created a webpage that will allow these parents to apply for and claim compensation.

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Choc_Salties1967d ago

Not knowing exactly how IOS purchasing systems work in their app store, it would make sense that there would be a two-step verification process of some sort before buying, well, ANYTHING?

Driods do this rather well, and you can further remove payment info and it'd have to be manually entered every time.

As a socialpathic spender on sales with online games, this is important to me. Steam also does the same thing - either keep the info handy, or remove it, so it has to be entered every time...

matgrowcott1967d ago

There is a two-step verification system, sometimes more. You need to click "BUY," then you'll be asked to confirm your purchase, then you'll need to input a password.

Unfortunately, that's not enough to stop stupid children from buying things and stupid parents from blaming the phone.

This is a PR move, Apple didn't need to do anything, but too many major papers are running stories about kids getting into thousands of pounds of debt.

schmoe1967d ago

ouch, what is the bet the next DLC is an angry parents addon