iOS 7.1.1 in app purchases

iOS 7.1.1 was released earlier today with a few enhancements and bug fixes. One new feature that has gone somewhat unnoticed is the addition of the In-App Purchases label that appear under the price/download button of applications.

This new label makes it really clear from the get go when an app contains in-app purchases. It’s something that Apple didn’t hide before as it’s been indicated directly under the name of an app in the app description since 2013, but this definitely clarifies things up and makes it more straightforward…

It seems this new feature only appears for the Top Charts section of the App Store, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see this being rolled out to the entire store.

What do you think of this small new feature?

Thanks Rarest Name for the tip.

  • Cameron Chao

    Singapore App Store.

    • onesimpleclickk

      Australia too.

  • McBobson

    iAPs are lame.

    • Dan

      The sky is blue

      • Mozaik

        Scientifically sky is not blue πŸ˜‰

    • jack

      when scott forstall first introduced IAP he said “to keep it simple, free apps remain free from IAP”… it was a great ideal.. now it is all broken

      • McBobson

        Yes

  • iDude

    and it would make much sense if under that label they could put an “iPhone”, “iPad”, or “Universal” label instead of the + sign on the button which is unnoticeable

    • I have to disagree, putting “Universal” under the price tag would just create clutter on the interface.
      I think that the plus sign suffices, but if people really need another visual hint I think it might help if they’d change the color of the price tag to maybe green when an app is universal, like the messaging app handles iMessages vs. Text.

      • RarestName

        I just wish that they would add an “Add to Account” button without actually downloading the entire thing.

  • Aric Bolf

    I like in-app purchases that make the game free to play. And then I just don’t buy the in-app purchases because it feels like cheating. And cheating takes the fun and satisfaction out of the game.

    • nonchalont

      Exactly. Sucks sometimes cause you need to play the game hours on end to get the special coins to get the really good stuff which it stupid. You have to play a game for a year to receive that special “coin” to purchase a special item out of 20 of the special items. Have to play another year to get special item #2 lol

  • procura

    NICE

    • UGH!!

      Ok that’s it. Where’s my gun. Time I paid you a visit.

  • onesimpleclickk

    Awesome. Now I can easily avoid any apps with iAPs.

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  • iAP have become a neusance for a lot of users since developers don’t always implement them in the best way, but they serve a purpose, developers need to get payed. Now I would prefer to pay an upfront price for a title, like for example Oceanhorn, but the truth is not everyone is willing or has the mindset to purchase a $10 app. Developers then turn to the “freemium” (hate that word) model where you get the app and some of it’s basic functions for free, but then have to pay for more features. Now this works great for apps like Twitterific where you get the app for free with ads and then if you want to get rid of the ads you pay the iAP. The problem lies in the games, where usually big companies use the “free” price tag to lure in players but then make the games almost impossible to play without using iAP.
    I’ve talked a bit tooo much I think, so yeah. Short version: iAP purchases suck, but we gotta deal with them.
    This new feature will surely help people who want to stay away from “freemium” apps.

  • Lagax

    In-App Purchases are really dumb. They’re used for these freemium models and actually that just sucks. I love to pay something for a game and then play it without having to think about giving that company more money because I wanna play continuously.

  • Biscuit

    I don’t purchase any games that have IAPs. Only buy indie games that are a one off price. I’ll happily pay up to 5-6 dollars for a game knowing they don’t have IAPs.

  • solai

    And also in Thailand store not showing dollar symbol instead it showing USD

    even in Mac App Store

  • Raymon

    where is the Full screen caller id image , Bull shit Apple, Bad apple

  • Sandy Cook

    I noticed this in 7.1, haven’t even put .1.1 on yet

  • Most free apps suddenly feel less appealing.