Apple has sent an email out to iTunes users informing them that if a child has made an unauthorized in-app purchase, the money may be refunded.
We've heard from some customers that it was too easy for their kids to make in-app purchases. As a result, we've improved controls for parents so they can better manage their children's purchases, or restrict them entirely. Additionally, we are offering refunds in certain cases. Our records show that you made some in-app purchases, and if any of these were unauthorized purchases by a minor, you might be eligible for a refund from Apple.
They go on to describe a process where you can look at your purchase history and mark any that you'd like a refund on if they were made by minors. The program will run until April 15, 2015.
This comes as a result of an agreement between Apple and the FTC earlier this year.
Safe? What's safe about your kid blowing $3600 on virtual berries?
Hook, line and sinker my friend. You just bought into the marketing bullshit.
Next thing you tell me, is that the iPads are great educational tools.
Read the 3rd paragraph of my post before commenting.
In the 2nd paragraph "safe" comment relates to the exclusion of porn. In the 3rd paragraph I point out that in order to keep the safe reputation, they need to restrict in-app purchases.
So had you read the full comment, you'd realise your response makes no sense.
Oh, and yes, iPads ARE great educational tools. There's a huge amount of educational software available, much of which simply wouldn't work in such an engaging way on a PC without a touchscreen. Direct manipulation of on-screen objects is good for education.
If you don't mind me saying so, your post comes across as one from an impatient hater. It's not really considered.
"If you don't mind me saying so, your post comes across as one from an impatient hater. It's not really considered."
Sorry, didn't mean to offend. I should've put a smiley face to indicate that is was meant to be a friendly jab.
"Oh, and yes, iPads ARE great educational tools."
No, they aren't. They are toys. For crushing candies. Entertainment devices. Show me _ONE_ kid who uses is for anything other than playing games.
Don't believe me? Ask any teacher at LA unified.
Smiley face - > ; )