App Store

App StoreApple has begun making its age ratings for apps clearer for users of the App Store after it introduced a notification box which sits alongside developer credentials. The change — first spotted by Apple Insider — is subtle but it is one that makes age limits on apps all the more visible. It comes at a time when Apple is under-pressure from consumer groups and users over the content of apps and incidents of excessive in-app purchases. The new information isn’t present among the details that are shown on the App Store charts or in search results, however users will see the age ratings when they reach the app download screen. Short video app Vine was given a 17+ age rating in February following the discovery of widespread pornographic content on the service. The Twitter-owned app followed Tumblr and 500px in being give the age rating.

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