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Originally Posted by jonathan1683 Apple should have some kind of fraud detection built into these apps who the hell would spend 5k on virtual plants, and why would any company...
03-25-2013, 02:40 PM #41
03-25-2013, 02:44 PM #42
I'm 14 and when I was 10 I knew about this stuff. Some people just have no clue how to use technology and lack common sense.........SMH
03-25-2013, 02:47 PM #43
When it is said that's it again is lack of parenting. I am a father myself and I can say that we give our children these iPad or iPods so we don't have to watch and play what they are watching or playing all the time. Parents love their kids but you get tired of spongebob
And angry birds once and a while
03-25-2013, 02:48 PM #44
Even my 4 year old brother has more common sense then this kid
03-25-2013, 02:49 PM #45
Let me guess, next week its going to be the 17 year old U.K. boy that had no idea that he was "buying" applications?? hahahahha! I mean why should Apple refund anything? Slap those parents..they have obviously lost touch with reality. Know what you are buying..you know its capabilities haha!
03-25-2013, 02:50 PM #46
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03-25-2013, 02:54 PM #48
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03-25-2013, 03:30 PM #49
Apple makes it easy for people to buy things, so Apple/Developers can make money, and it's more convenient for the user to get what they want. THe people who lack common sense blame that the simplicity of the system is too confusing for them (see what I did there).
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03-25-2013, 03:48 PM #50
There are now parental controls to block buying this stuff. Better still, if you are going to give a kid an iPad/etc. to use, don't associate a credit card with the account, instead use either a prepaid debit card or an iTunes gift card, that way you can control the spending.
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03-25-2013, 03:58 PM #51
03-25-2013, 04:03 PM #52
Both kid and dad are scumbags. Throw them in the lava!
03-25-2013, 04:19 PM #53
You have the choice to download the game, play it and delete it if you don't want to pay to progress further in the free game you downloaded. Nobody is forcing you to do anything.
Why do you think you should get everything for free? Would you do your job for free?
03-25-2013, 04:53 PM #54
This is in no way Apple's fault. They may be guilty of somethings, but this isn't one of them.
Parental Controls...Control for the parent to use. This in it's self removes Apple from the picture. The parent is in control. (They more than likely bought the iDevice for the child or let them use it)
I have 3 kids with iPhones or iPods. I have a iTunes account setup for each of them to use. I allow a certain amount to be added to each account per month. No way in hell would I have my CC info on a account a child uses. Parental control is turned on all the devices, The ability to purchase apps is disabled along with in-app purchases. If they want to buy something, they ask either mom or me. We make the purchase, when we finish we disable the ability to purchase apps again. Not rocket science.
Blaming this on Apple is like blaming the internet that porn is available. As parents it's our responsibility to monitor our children. As for this 13 yr old, he more than likely knew what he was doing. The pop up screen saying you will be charged x amount...even my 6 yr old knows it's actual money. Personally I think the parent should pay it, it is his fault.
03-25-2013, 05:19 PM #55
03-25-2013, 05:25 PM #56
2) This isn't about fair compensation for the work a developer did. I don't think very many people have a problem with that much. It's about the way certain developers are exploiting people. The vast majority of these apps are games and the a huge percentage of them are targeted at kids, who are manipulated into wanting to continue playing, and the way a lot of those games are designed, some sort of item will need to be purchased in order to get past a certain point.
3) Yes, it's a developer's choice how they make their game or software. I have never disputed this. But you're missing the point of the matter. This is not about making a fair buck. It's about exploiting children and people who simply don't know any better. Should parents keep better control of spending and be more in the know of what their children are doing, monetarily or otherwise? Most decidedly, yes, absolutely. But it's a fool who thinks that every parent can maintain 100% control 100% of the time. Gift and/or pre-paid cards on a separate account is a good way to place a hard limit on spending. Regardless, it doesn't make such exploitation right.
03-25-2013, 05:43 PM #57
Most of the problems in the world today are a result of lack of parental supervision.
03-25-2013, 06:01 PM #58
03-25-2013, 06:48 PM #59
I'm guessing that Harry Potty look a like was buying spells to ward off the evil powers darkening over Castle DingleDork
03-25-2013, 06:57 PM #60
So Apple know that the In App Purchases are bad and people dont realise they cost real money so why keep at it?
And they refunded one a few weeks ago so why not refund this one?
I've got a few refunds from accidental purchases (I click the paid app instead of the free app) and things like that but you virtually have to yell at them to get the refund and it all depends on who you speak to. The first rep might not give it to you but the 2nd will.
Still Apple make lots of money from accidental purchases which is theft if you ask me and they are getting away with it.