Last week, the Big Bad Blog noted that Apple’s app store was evil, by allowing applications designed for young children to charge ridiculous amounts of money for things in-game.
Apparently Apple pays close attention to our little corner of the Internet, because their latest operating system update includes a “fix”: out goes the fifteen minute password-free window with each purchase, and in goes entering your password every single time.
Great. So Apple happily refuses to carry the products created by rivals (or using tools developed by rivals) on flimsy rationales and carefully guards against content that could be deemed offensive, but continue to allow such predatory behaviour in the applications in its store. And, on top of that, now everybody must type in their passwords for every single download, with each application binge.
But that’s OK, because problem solved, right? I mean, kids aren’t clever at all, and will never, ever figure out their parents’ passwords …