Minors 13 and older are permitted to open their own Apple accounts, and minors younger than 13 may purchase Game Currency by using their parents’ general Apple password (no special Apple password is required to purchase Game Currency),” according to the suit, which was filed in a Northern California district court.
Mr Meguerian’s nine year old daughter ran up around $200 with in-app purchases through games like Zombie Cafe, Treasure Story and City Story. This was all prior to the changes in March; when iOS 4.3 was released. Mr Meguerian claims he was shocked to find the charges on his account. He is suing Apple for breach of contract and unjust enrichment, chasing damages and attorneys’ fees and costs.