by Brent Dirks
April 22, 2014
Apple continues to make tiles that offer in-app purchases even more obvious. With iOS 7.1.1, which was introduced earlier today, the Top Charts and Featured sections in the App Store now clearly state which apps offer the option. The change was first spotted by MacRumors. Previously, only the individual app pages listed whether the title offered IAPs. IAPs made by minors have been an issue for Apple. The company settled a class-action lawsuit in 2013 and signed a consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission about the issue in January. Starting with iOS 7.1, Apple also provides a more substantial warning to users about IAPs. After a user enters their password to make a purchase, a pop-up box says they “can now make additional purchases in an app for the next 15 minutes without re-entering your password.” Users are also informed that the specific setting can be changed in the Restrictions area of the Settings menu. Starting in late March, Apple began to email some iTunes account holders informing them that they might be able to request a refund for IAPs made by minors without permission. For other recent news today, see: Apple May Be Registering The ‘iWatch’ Name Under A Shell Company Named Brightflash, The Latest Apple 'iWatch' Design Is Compact, Functional And Unisex, and Apple Celebrates Earth Day 2014.