Washington – Apple (NASD: AAPL) has altered the terms for in-app
purchasing from its iPhone and iPad, in response to complaints from parents
that kids were unknowingly racking up huge bills on virtual items in games and
other applications, the Washington Post reported.
Apple has eliminated a
15-minute period, where, after a user purchased an app he could make in-app
purchases without entering a password.
The password must now be entered any
time an in-app purchase is attempted.
The issue had drawn the attention of the
Washington State Attorney General’s office and the Federal Trade Commission.
(DMW previous coverage)