|Is this Capcom's insidious device for plucking the cash out of your credit card?|
After much wailing, and gnashing of teeth, and rumors of tense conversations between Apple and Capcom, and an FTC investigation, Apple's got a fix in place. When you use iOS 4.3, you still have a 15-minute window once you enter your password where you can purchase apps without re-entering the password. However, should you try to make an in-app purchase, you'll need to re-enter the password. This simple change should fix the problem in the vast majority of cases.
However, I predict a big drop in the smurfberry futures market. Perhaps Capcom will have to rely on getting more "adult power users" to play The Smurf's Village if they want to keep their revenue numbers up. Wehn you can't steal from unsuspecting small children, it's so much harder to make money.