Neowin News Feed for: In-app purchases purchases/ Neowin News Feed for: In-app purchases en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Apple faces challenges in legal battle with Epic as court orders Tim Cook to face deposition <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The court has ordered that Apple CEO Tim Cook must face a seven-hour deposition in the legal battle against Epic Games. It has also denied Apple&#039;s subpoena requests for Samsung&#039;s internal documents. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Tue, 02 Feb 2021 07:08:01 +0000 Apple extends deadline for online group event in-app purchase requirement to June 2021 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple is extending the deadline for requiring small business and creators to add in-app purchases for online event experiences in their iOS apps. That deadline is now deferred until June 30, 2021. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Tue, 24 Nov 2020 04:04:01 +0000 Google Play Pass launches removing in-app purchases and ads for subscribers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google has announced that customers in the United States will be able to begin subscribing to Google Play Pass this week. The service gives users full access to apps without ads or in-app purchases. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 23 Sep 2019 18:00:01 +0000 Google Play Store now lets you set a maximum limit to your spending <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>You can now set an upper limit to your spending on the Google Play Store with a new feature within the app. Of course, you can still spend beyond your set budget. The feature is rolling out in stages. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Wed, 17 Apr 2019 06:14:01 +0000 Women and iOS users more likely to spend on mobile games than others <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In a study by marketing platform Liftoff, it&#039;s been revealed that women and iOS users are far more likely to make in-app purchases in mobile games in comparison to men and Android users. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sharath Ravishankar) Wed, 22 Aug 2018 17:32:01 +0000 EA has temporarily removed microtransactions from Star Wars: Battlefront II <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>EA has removed microtransactions from Star Wars: Battlefront II, mere hours before the title&#039;s launch. However, the company has clarified that the mechanic will be returning at a later date. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:50:01 +0000 Amazon may have to give millions worth of refunds for in app purchases made by children <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The withdrawal of an appeal made by Amazon with the US Federal Trade Commission potentially opens the door for parents to claim back money that their children have spent while playing games. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Richard Tyr Blewitt) Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:16:01 +0000 Microsoft refunds dad over $8,000 for 17-year-old son's Xbox binge <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has refunded a father after his son went on a wild spending spree on a FIFA football (soccer) game. The bill totalled over $8,000, highlighting the need for more controls. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 27 Jan 2016 06:26:01 +0000 World Bank director wants class-action lawsuit against Microsoft after son's $4500 Xbox bill <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The communications director for the World Bank has accused Microsoft of &quot;appalling&quot; behavior after it refused to provide a refund when his son racked up $4500 of in-game purchases on his Xbox. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 16 Mar 2015 15:42:01 +0000 Apple ditches ‘free' apps on App Store - but you can still ‘get' them on your device <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple is changing the way that it refers to apps that cost nothing upfront - ditching the &#039;free&#039; label and replacing it with a &#039;Get&#039; button - in response to EU concerns over in-app purchases. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:08:01 +0000 Google to stop referring to games with in-app purchases as 'free' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After Europe accused Google and Apple of misleading consumers by offering &#039;free&#039; games with in-app purchases, Google is making changes to its app policies - but Apple is still dragging its feet. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Sat, 19 Jul 2014 18:03:21 +0000 Apple agrees to $32.5 million settlement with FTC over in-app purchases <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1446144654App-Store-Icon.png" alt="" /></div>The Federal Trade Commission announced Apple has agreed to a settlement where the company will offer at least $32.5 million to iOS users for in-app purchases bought by kids without parental consent. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:01:32 +0000