With the recent addition of in app purchases to Apple’s iOS apps, some applications have come under criticism for letting kids rack up large bills on their parent’s iPhone and iPad.
There are a few apps in the app store, which are specifically designed for children, and they have in app purchases, for adding extra things to the game or app.
We have heard reports recently of parent facing large bills for in app purchases, when their children have purchase things through in app purchases, and now US Representative Edward Markey (D-MA), has asked the FTC to look into the way these in app purchases work.
It will be interesting to see what happens, and we suspect Apple will end up having to add smething to these applications to make it clearer about the costs involved.
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