Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Don't Buy the Smurfberries
How can this possibly be legal?
Over the winter break from school, 8-year-old Madison worked to dress up her simple mushroom home on the iPhone game Smurfs' Village. In doing so, she also amassed a $1,400 bill from Apple....But like a growing number of parents, Madison's mom, Stephanie Kay, was shocked to find very real charges from iTunes show up in her e-mail box days later.
The app can cost money to download of course, and most of them do, but I didn't know iPhone apps could subsequently charge money to your iTunes account. But more basic than that, you can charge real money for imaginary fruit?


stevie t said...

Dude, somebody's gettin' rich, and that's still legal in my America.

Anonymous said...

Why does Madison (8 YEARS OLD) have an I-phone in the first place! Next it will be an automobile at 12!

"He (she) who spoils a kid pays the price." Now or likely LATER!

Anonymous said...

iPhones are more than just communication devides. They are also occasionally babysitters. I don't think Madison has an iPhone so much as his parents do and he plays games on it. They are essentially kid-magnets. You can't have an iPhone out without them being drawn to it, wanting to play with it.