Apple takes action against money-back abusers




Who regularly uses a loophole in the App Store for paid apps for free download, which can not continue to go unpunished. Apple removes users who do this frequently the opportunity to request a refund after downloading.

Last week revealed that iOS applications remain usable after users request their money back. Unlike on Android, where applications are useless once they are removed, the application will remain on the user’s device stand while the user do not have to pay anything. He can even backup the application file and install it later through iTunes, although no more updates coming for the app.

However, Apple appears to have taken steps to prevent abuse of this loophole, writes iDownloadBlog. Users frequently ask money back, can only download an application if they indicate to waive their right to request a refund. The cooling-off period of two weeks will remain valid as long as the user has not download the app.

It is not clear what is the limit; a user logs across iDownloadBlog him 25 dollars without problems could reclaim. It is also unclear whether Apple has introduced the measure after the publicity, or who had been directly incorporated to prevent abuse.

The cooling-off period of two weeks was introduced in the European Union, probably based on European regulations. The functionality was late December introduced ; had at the same position to Android iOS still no option to request a refund. On Android that can take up to two hours after downloading; until September was only a quarter.


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