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posted by n1 on Friday March 28 2014, @02:30AM   Printer-friendly
from the apples-making-lemonade dept.

sootman writes:

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.

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  • (Score: 1) by lajos on Friday March 28 2014, @09:25PM

    by lajos (528) on Friday March 28 2014, @09:25PM (#22716)

    "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 - > ; )