Apple Covering FTC IAP Complaints With $ 32.5 Million Fund

In response to a new round of complaints about in-app purchases, FTC has stated that Apple has set aside $ 32.5 million to cover any future illegitimate purchases made without the owner’s permission or consent. These purchases are often made by children who were easily suckered in by the promise of free apps.

Apple has already dealt with this issue in 2011, and in fact they already have a reimbursement system in place. Today, the FTC is also telling Apple to change their billing practices so that any purchase is done with clear consent from the owners, basically to ensure it doesn’t happen again. An alleged internal memo implies Apple decided not to contest FTC’s demands since they were preparing to take actions along the same lines anyway.



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