Apple released the iOS 7.1.1 update yesterday which comes packed with many bug fixes as well as performance and security improvements. The new update also brings a notable change to the App Store’s “Top Charts” and “Featured” section.
The above mentioned sections now include an indicator that displays whether an app includes in-app purchases making it easier to distinguish between paid and freemium apps. Back in March last year, Apple added in-app purchases indicator to each app pages right below the title of each app and in iOS 7.1.1, users will now see “In-App Purchases” indicator for each freemium app in the featured or top charts section.
The move comes in response to complaints made by parents whose children purchased items offered inside apps. In January, Apple settled an agreement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to offer refund to parents whose children made unauthorized in-app purchases and the refunds was estimated to be $32 million in total. The company has also released updates in the past regarding this matter such as requiring passcode to be entered when making an in-app purchase as well as displaying several warnings before purchasing an in-app item.
iOS 7.1.1 is available as an over-the-air (OTA) which can be downloaded and installed on your device by going to Settings -> General -> Software Update or by connecting your device to the PC and updating it via iTunes. In addition to the new in-app purchases indicator, the update now includes Touch ID improvement, Safari support for top-level domains such as .photo, and various bug fixes.