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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 15-minute window for purchases for the . It was not long ago when a particular parent raged about her credit card bill thanks to unconsented in-app downloads by her children for games. Apparently it was the last straw for Apple as they developed a system where a re-entry of password 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 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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