N/APosted on - 04/17/2012
Apple computing giant has been taken to court by a faction of American parents over unfairly profiteering on in-app charges for children games.Is this information correct and if so in what way are they profiting?
Parents prosecute Apple due to App charges
Yes its true,some parents whose children accidentally run up huge bills playing games on their iphone could be inline for compensation for apple.They accuse apple of enticing children to spend money on itunes.
<pApps such as Smurfs’ Village, based on the popular books and film, have repeatedly caught out parents. Although some apps are free to download, playing them can incur charges. As the child collects ‘game currency’, the bills can mount up.</p
Youngsters don’t need to supply credit card details, as the costs are usually charged to the parents’ iTunes accounts which are already linked to card details. It could take up to 24 hours for parents to find out about the huge bills.
Apple has already been forced to change security settings on its iPhones in a bid to stop children innocently racking up huge bills. But some parents do not realize they can block their children from using their credit card details.
Apple said it was easy for parents to activate security settings and stop children running up charges.