iOS 7.1 includes new in-app purchase alerts and security measures
Apple’s release of iOS 7.1 brought a lot of the changes that many of us were expecting. Bug fixes aside, iOS is clearly snappier to use regardless of what compatible iOS product you use. Obviously the list of changes was big, and Apple didn’t really share every single detail of the update with the public as it did with developers, and lately we keep noticing some minor changes to the OS.
If you remember, Apple’s recent settlement with the FTC required the company to take additional measures that ensure that In-App purchases will not affect customers. Just yesterday we saw that Google is now also dealing with a lawsuit that was caused for the same reasons. As a result, Apple has now implemented new security measures, like the fact that it tells you that your password will remain active for more in-app purchases after 15 minutes. It also gives you a direct link to the phone’s setting in case you’d like to change this number and make it more or less restrictive.
In-app purchases have become a big deal lately in Apple’s App Store strategy, and it’s clear that this recent FTC settlement won’t stop the company in finding more ways to milk its most prized cow.
Source: Apple Insider