Apple Changes the Purchase Policy through iOS 4.3

Recent article from The Washington Post says Apple’s recent software update iOS 4.3 allows users a better purchasing experience on the app downloads. This is especially for childrens who makes accidental taps on the apps that makes charges.

Apple's iOS 4.3 purchase policy

Previously Apple asks for the username and password on buying an application and stores the information for the next 15 minutes so that another tap on in-app purchase or a different app directly downloads the app without asking any details. With the recent iOS 4.3 update whenever you prompt to the app download you need to re-enter the password. There is no time count that stores the confidential details so for every purchase you must be authenticated which avoids the accidental purchases.

“We are proud to have industry-leading parental controls with iOS,” said Trudy Muller, a spokeswoman for Apple. She said users have always been able to use parental control setting and restrictions of in-app purchases to protect their iTunes accounts from accidental charges. “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.”

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