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I cannot believe that Apple, my favorite company in the whole world, still has its head stuck in the sand over deceptive in-app purchases in games targeted at small children. Sure, I heard the horror stories about Smurfs and zoo animals and buying food and supplies with children tap, tap, tapping their way to hundreds or thousands of dollars of in-app purchases. Sure, I was irritated, but I figured Apple would get the problem under control. Seriously. If I were a CEO, I'd be livid that any of my underlings let it happen.
This guy is worried about a few spoiled brat rich kids paying for apps when slaves build the product... Get your priorities straight you freakin' cry-baby!
@chakman: More than 90% of all the electronics are build by these so called 'slaves'. And since you most likely posted your comment from one of these 'slave build' devices, you must be pretty mad at yourself right now.
By the way. How dare you eat, when so many children die from hunger in Africa!
I'd expect at least pin protection, when an app asks about your credit card information or a payment. I'm surprised Apple did not implement this.
I agree. The issue is really that the pop-up window that asks if you're sure you want to make an in-app purchase is inadequate for kid-oriented content. For the majority of apps and content types, it's fine, but cartoony games? It's so quick that you could be sitting next to your kid and sneeze and miss knowing that a purchase was happening.
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