Apple solves the accidental App Store subscription problem

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If you own an iPhone with Touch ID, you’ll know how easy it is to accidentally trigger an App Store subscription. It turns out Apple knew about the problem and quietly decided to fix it.

As 9To5Mac reports, the problem stems from the way in which subscription prompts would pop-up on-screen. You naturally respond by touching the Home button to dismiss the pop-up, but instead the placing of your finger on the button instigates the Touch ID authentication and confirms the subscription sign-up. Basically, it does the complete opposite of what you intended.

The fix by Apple was first spotted by app developer David Barnard who tweeted about it: Read more…

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