Apple Will Have to Repay Customers Whose Kids made Unauthorized Purchases in Apps 1/15/14
WASHINGTON - There's good news for parents who've discovered that their kids have made purchases, without their permission, while using their iPads or iPhones to play games or use other mobile apps.
The government has announced a settlement under which Apple will refund at least $32.5 million to consumers. The Federal Trade Commission says there will be full refunds for any of those purchases.
The charges are racked up when kids buy imaginary items -- like make-believe currency, or food for their make-believe dragon -- using real money. Some parents have seen charges in the thousands of dollars.