Crappy iPhone game asks kids to buy $500 worth of in-app crap on the first screen

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7 Responses to “Crappy iPhone game asks kids to buy $500 worth of in-app crap on the first screen”

  1. relawson says:

    On reddit, someone mentioned that things like this are commonly used with “hacked” itunes accounts to funnel/launder money through the developer.

    In my opinion, that scenario seems to fit. Especially since there is another one out there that does the same thing but with different graphics.

    Love the popular words in the title to squat in on the legit game searches, too.

  2. JustAdComics says:

    I wonder if the developer has the “in-app purchase” details turned off, until it’s been reviewed by Apple, then flips it on, or changes the wording from their end after it’s live. Might explain how it sneaks past Apple, especially if it’s as blatant right off the bat as it appears.

  3. SomeGuyNamedMark says:

    “Go ahead kids, get that little piece of plastic from your mom’s purse you see her take out in stores and enter the numbers on it right here…”

  4. SumAnon says:

    ‘If you love Pokemon, and hate yourself…”

    Classic.

  5. timquinn says:

    This means Apple’s app screening is automated. 

    Shocked . . . 

  6. msbpodcast says:

    The amazing thing here isn’t that Apple banned it, it’s that they didn’t catch any of this to begin with!

    Apple just makes sure that the code itself is not corrupted and viri laden. They don’t actually run the program. 

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