17+ apps

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by InsanelyApple, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. InsanelyApple macrumors 6502


    Oct 26, 2010
    What would :apple: do if someone under 17 downloads an app restricted to 17+ year old. I'm wondering because my brother downloaded Terra Web Browser, and he isn't 17.
  2. mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 16, 2008
    It's just a suggestion so parents know the age appropriateness of an app. Obviously apple doesnt know that your brother is under 17, it's not a rule or a law so it's not enforced. Just a guideline.

    Anyways, all web browser apps need to be set to the 17+ thing because they give access to the whole internet..
  3. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    The 17+ age restriction is a joke, most web browsers and news apps are rated 17+, presumably because they could be used to access mature content, but I bet most people just use them to read general stuff. Anyway, how would Apple know how old your brother is, the 17+ system is basically just an "honors" system, there's no mechanism in place to actually check the age of the user.
  4. InsanelyApple thread starter macrumors 6502


    Oct 26, 2010
  5. Vesuvio Cat macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2010
    Apple will come knocking on your door demanding that you accept your money back.
  6. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816


    Jun 21, 2010
    San Francisco, Ca
    'Your Brother' is fine. Apple isn't gonna know.
  7. Vesuvio Cat macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2010
    Either that or we're going to have some startling breaking news tomorrow morning. "Apple Knocks Down Door of Under-17-Gamer Who Downloaded First Person Shooter."
  8. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    They will hold a special hearing to decide if it was an honest mistake, or a deliberate denial of the rules he agreed to when purchasing an iDevice. If they deem it be the latter, they will take his product away and castrate him to stop him from producing more heathens like himself.
  9. iPhoneCollector macrumors 6502a


    Nov 30, 2010
    You...uh. I mean your brother will be just fine. :rolleyes:
  10. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I don't think it's his brother. I think it's him. :)

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