App Store

Apple is now displaying a "Get" button for all free apps in its iOS App Store, replacing the "Free" button. Apple made this change quietly so there's no official word on exactly why it has decided to make this cosmetic alteration in the App Store.

The "freemium" business model for apps has been a controversial subject for Apple in the past. In 2013, Apple settled a class action lawsuit that had the company offering compensation for in-app purchases by minors without the permission of their parents. Early in 2014, Apple entered into another agreement with the US Federal Trade Commission over the same issue.

Apple still has a "Free" apps category in the App Store and it also still shows when a free app has in-app purchases. Make sure you check out our own parental guide to the App Store and in-app purchases for more information on this topic. You can also read our recent

Via 9to5Mac