Kid Accidentally Spends $2,550 On iPad App In 10 Minutes
Ask any kid or adult — the iPad is the ultimate toy. But parents of one child in Bristol, England, got sticker shock after their 5-year-old son racked up $2,550 worth of in-app purchases on their iPad. And it only took him 10 minutes.
After dad, Greg Kitchen, allowed his son Danny to download a game on iTunes, that one purchase snowballed into a final tab of $2,550. Danny copped a bunch of add-ons within the app, leading to an eye-bulging iTunes invoice for his parents the following day.
“His brothers and sisters were telling him off, but of course he didn’t know what he did. He’s only five,” Greg told BBC News.
Luckily, the parents are getting a full refund courtesy of Apple. And they’ll probably keep a closer eye on Danny next time.