In-App Purchases Now Require Password Reentry

In-App Purchases Now Require Password Reentry

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Apple has announced that iOS 4.3 requires reentry of your password to make in-app purchases, according to the Washington Post.

Parents had complained to the The Post that in the 15-minute period after an app was downloaded, children were buying sometimes hundreds of dollars of purchases on games such as Smurfs’ Village and Tap Zoo — popular iTunes games that are also among the highest-grossing programs for in-app purchases.

"We are proud to have industry-leading parental controls with iOS," said Trudy Muller, a spokeswoman for Apple. "With iOS 4.3, in addition to a password being required to purchase an app on the App Store, a reentry of your password is now required when making an in-app purchase."

Last month the FTC said it will investigate Apple In-App Purchases after U.S. legislator Rep. Ed Markey sent a letter expressing his concern over unintentional purchases made by children.

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In-App Purchases Now Require Password Reentry