1 Mar 2011 7 am eastern

FTC to investigate iTunes in-app purchases

I’m looking at you, Smurfs.

Parental complaints over iTunes App Store in-app purchases in children’s games such as “Smurfs’ Village” have prompted the Federal Trade Commission to look into the matter, according to a new report. — AppleInsider | FTC to investigate iTunes in-app purchases after receiving complaints.

Filed under: Apple, business, Design, family

2 Responses to “FTC to investigate iTunes in-app purchases”

  1. Patrick Turner said on

    I’m still of the opinion that $600-$800 machines should not be in the hands of children without supervision anyway. I’m not denying the decidedly underhanded method of playing to children’s sensibilities, but as adults we have to take some responsibility.

    I let my nieces play games on my iPhone if I’m right next to them.

  2. Robert said on

    Whats the price of the machine have to do with it?

Comments off.