Be careful if you subscribe to a service like Disney+ through your iPhone, as they may charge more without you having to explicitly accept it.
Apple is investigating new rules for automatic charges, which could be bad news for those who don’t pay attention to emails and notifications.
The tech giant is currently forcing developers to notify affected subscribers of any price increases and asking them to agree.
If the bill payer does not type in that they agree, the subscription is automatically canceled.
But that could change fundamentally.
Apple has announced that it is testing a new system that will not explicitly ask users for consent.
They’ll still be alerted to changes, but if missed, they could be in for a nasty shock, as the need for unequivocal consent is removed.
Instead of canceling the subscription for users in case they forgot or didn’t notice, it will automatically roll over to the new price from the next payment.
The test was first spotted by a Disney+ subscriber, who noted that the streaming platform highlighted a price increase “as a mere notice rather than requiring confirmation.”
A screenshot shows a large OK button next to a smaller “Check your subscription” link.
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“Is this new behavior for everyone or exclusive to Disney+?” Max Seelemann continued Twitter.
The German also received an email saying his subscription will be increased from €6.99 to €8.99 from March 19 “until cancellation”.
Apple has since announced it TechCrunch that the idea is actually being tested with Disney+ at the moment.
However, it raises questions about how the tech giant will monitor the change so scammers don’t try to trick people into suddenly paying a lot more.
“We are testing a new trading feature that we plan to launch very soon,” a spokesman said.
“The pilot will include developers across app categories, organization sizes and regions to help test an upcoming improvement that we think will be great for both developers and users, and we’ll be adding more in the coming weeks.” Announce details.”
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