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Apple Removes 15-Minute Password Window for In-App Purchases

Written on March 11, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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With credit card stacking to the hundreds and even the thousands, Apple announces that it will now remove the 15-minute password window for in-app purchases giving kids something to cry and parents to be happy about.

Extinguishing the fire before it fans into flames, has announced that it will be removing the for for the . It was not long ago when a particular parent raged about her credit card bill thanks to unconsented downloads by her children for games. Apparently it was the last straw for Apple as they developed a system where a re-entry of is required everytime an in-app download transaction is going to happen.

Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller shared to the Washington post that they are “proud to have industry-leading parental controls with iOS. With iOS 4.3, in addition to a password being required to purchase an app on the , a reentry of your password is now required when making an in-app purchase.”

However, the 15-minute password window was not removed from the App Store downloads, theoretically because Apple doesn’t want to slow down app downloads, which is evidently a booming money maker these days. Way to play the business Apple.

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