App Store Bug Adds “Offers In-App Purchases” Badge To Some Apps That Don’t Offer In-App Purchases

Apple recently added new badges to the App Store to let users know which apps offer in-app purchases before they buy. A bug was discovered in the App Store that shows the same “Offers In-App Purchases” badge on apps that don’t actually offer in-app purchases like Facebook and Instagram.

The bug was first discovered by David Smith, who took to his Twitter account to see if anyone else was noticing the same bug. He noted a weather app, “Check the Weather,” was featuring the same misleading badge.

The issue can be seen in the App Store right on an iOS device, as well as through the iTunes application on computers.

The bug might have been caused when Apple made changes to the App Store last week by adding age ratings more obvious for apps and adding the “Offers In-App Purchase” warnings in response to recent lawsuits by parents of kids who accidentally spent a large sum of money on in-app purchases. Hopefully the issue is resolved soon.

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Kaylie lives in Ottawa and got her first Mac in 2007 and is now a fan for life.