apple-offers-in-app-purchases-warningConsidering how easy it is for anyone to be able to make an in-app purchase in iOS as long as you memorize the password attached to the iTunes account you’re using, it isn’t surprising to hear Apple has updated its App Store to include a warning for apps that include in-app purchases.

Within an application’s description, a new “Offers In-App Purchases” disclaimer can be seen prominently displayed underneath its ratings. This warning may discourage someone from picking up a game that is perceived to be free, but instead, is littered with in-app purchases throughout the entire experience.

This new warning is most likely due to a number of cases of children “accidentally” making a rather large amount of in-app purchases, which resulted in Apple having to issue refunds in these cases. We’re sure Apple’s “Offers In-App Purchases” warning will be used against future incidents as they’ll probably point to the warning if parents continue to experience this kind of behavior from their children. Hopefully parents will learn not to let their children watch them putting in their iTunes password as it could help relieve this entire situation.

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