Another day, another lawsuit. Apple is being sued by parents who claim the company is unfairly profiting from in-app payments in games aimed at children, reports the “BBC” (http://macte.ch/XlntG). Many games on iOS devices are free, but offer paid in-app upgrades and purchases.
The group of parents, led by attorney Garen Meguerian, argue that it’s too easy for children to run up big bills without their parents’ permission. Apple had called for the case to be dismissed, pointing out that in-app purchasing can now be disabled, notes the “BBC.” However, US District Judge Edward Davila said the hearing could now go ahead.