The Washington Post reports Apple’s new iOS 4.3 software includes a feature that requires a password in order to buy content inside of apps. Previously, there was a 15-minute window after an app was downloaded that allowed users to buy anything they wanted without having to use the password.
Says an Apple spokesperson:
“We are proud to have industry-leading parental controls with iOS. With iOS 4.3, in addition to a password being required to purchase an app on the App Store, a reentry of your password is now required when making an in-app purchase.”
The spokesperson added that Apple devices have previously featured parental controls that allowed folks to prevent rugrats from draining their credit cards on apps.
Silly pre-iOS 4.3 Apple. Trusting parents to do actual parenting.
Apple changes purchases policy to protect kids on iPad, iPhone games [The Washington Post]