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Parents sue Apple over children's costly and highly addictive apps

-'In-app' purchases allow children to rack up bills
-'Game currency' purchased with real money
-Bills of up to £1,300 from 'free' apps 

Parents whose children have accidentally run up huge bills playing games on their iPhones could be in line for compensation from Apple.

Campaigners are awaiting the result of a U.S. court case in which a group of disgruntled parents are suing the company  after their children’s innocent game playing ended up costing a fortune.

They accuse Apple of enticing children to spend money on iTunes

If the parents are successful, it could open the door for legal actions worldwide.

Apple, which is worth more than £311billion, has repeatedly been criticised for allowing children to spend hundreds of pounds on games using their parents’ iPhones.

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