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App store should remove password for paid apps.

gladoscc

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jul 13, 2011
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As long as it's on a regular device, there shouldn't be a password for paid apps.. there's a small risk of people charging your cc / itunes credit but iTunes support should be able to fix it.
 

Siggen

macrumors 6502
Apr 1, 2011
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Oslo, Norway
As long as it's on a regular device, there shouldn't be a password for paid apps.. there's a small risk of people charging your cc / itunes credit but iTunes support should be able to fix it.

and then i lend my iPad to my niece, and suddenly I have 37 games about pink ponies on my iPad which iPaidfor, no thank you.

And for the iTunes support, we suddenly get free trail for everything, they don't want that.
 
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mattopotamus

macrumors G5
Jun 12, 2012
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no password for free apps makes sense, but paid apps....I think most people would not want that
 
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willmtaylor

macrumors G4
Oct 31, 2009
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Here(-ish)
no password for free apps makes sense, but paid apps....I think most people would not want that

Agreed, that would make more sense
What is the problem in putting in a password?

I even disagree with this. Many free apps these days can still costs exorbitant amounts of cash via in-app purchases. (If i dont want to have to disable that for myself). I see no hassle and only benefits of typing in my password whenever I need to download something.
 
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GoCubsGo

macrumors Nehalem
Feb 19, 2005
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It is barely a PITA to type in a password, I say leave it. I wish, however, that when the App updates it doesn't take you out of the store. It's pointless.
 
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MacDawg

Moderator emeritus
Mar 20, 2004
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"Between the Hedges"
I even disagree with this. Many free apps these days can still costs exorbitant amounts of cash via in-app purchases. (If i dont want to have to disable that for myself). I see no hassle and only benefits of typing in my password whenever I need to download something.

I am not advocating either
The PITA of typing my password is nothing compared to the PITA of trying to get charges take off IMO
 
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cynics

macrumors G4
Jan 8, 2012
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I agree that updates shouldn't require a password. But aside from that I don't mind it.

I keep my phone password protected and don't lend it to anyone unless they are just making a phone call or something.
 
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mattopotamus

macrumors G5
Jun 12, 2012
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I even disagree with this. Many free apps these days can still costs exorbitant amounts of cash via in-app purchases. (If i dont want to have to disable that for myself). I see no hassle and only benefits of typing in my password whenever I need to download something.

I think it should at least be an option. If you are truly the only person who uses your phone, then it would be a nice feature.
 
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Menel

macrumors 603
Aug 4, 2011
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It is barely a PITA to type in a password, I say leave it. I wish, however, that when the App updates it doesn't take you out of the store. It's pointless.
iOS 6, it's coming

I agree that updates shouldn't require a password. But aside from that I don't mind it.

I keep my phone password protected and don't lend it to anyone unless they are just making a phone call or something.
iOS 6, it's coming
 
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