ENTSHA YORK - I-Smurfs 'Village, umdlalo we-iPhone kunye nezinye izixhobo ze-Apple, yakhululwa kwinyanga edlulileyo kwaye ngokukhawuleza yaba sesona sicelo siphezulu kakhulu kwivenkile ye-iTunes. Ukanti isimahla ukuyikhuphela.



Ngoko ivela phi imali? UKelly Rummelhart waseGridley, eCalifornia, unenxalenye yempendulo. Unyana wakhe oneminyaka emi-4 ubudala wayesebenzisa i-iPad yakhe ukuze adlale umdlalo kwaye uqokelele i-66.88 yeedola kwizityholo kwikhadi lakhe letyala engazi ukuba wenza ntoni.

URummelhart wayengazi ukuba kunokwenzeka ukuthenga izinto - ngemali yangempela - ngaphakathi komdlalo. Kule meko, unyana wakhe uthenge i-bushel enye kunye neebhakethi ze-11 ze-Smurfberries, iithokheni ezikhawuleza umdlalo wokudlala.





Ngokwenene, eyona nkxalabo yam yayikukonwaya isikrini. Andizange nakwelona phupha lam liphuphe ndicinge ukuba bangahlawulisa izinto kuyo, utshilo umama oneminyaka engama-36.

Uzibala enethamsanqa ukuba unyana wakhe khange aqalise ukucofa elinye iqhosha lokuthenga, njengekiriva yeSmurfberries ngeedola ezingama-59.99.



URummelhart ujoyina inani labazali abaye boyikeka ngokuthengwa kweeSmurfberries kunye nezinye izinto ezibonakalayo kwimidlalo ephezulu ye-App Store. Izimvo ezili-17 eziphezulu kwilali yaseSmurfs kwiVenkile ye-App zonke zikhalaza malunga neendleko eziphezulu zeSmurfberries, kwaye abaqalisi ababini bayibiza ngokuba bubuqhetseba.

I-Apple yazisa ukuthengwa kwe-in-app kulo nyaka uphelileyo, ivumela abaphuhlisi basebenzise inkqubo ye-iTunes yokuhlawula ukuthengisa izinto kunye nezongezo kwimidlalo yabo kunye nezicelo.



Kulo nyaka, abaphuhlisi baqalise ukusebenzisa inkqubo ngokunyanisekileyo njengowona mthombo wengeniso kwimidlalo emininzi. Kwii-apps ezili-10 ezixabisa kakhulu kwiVenkile ye-App, emithandathu yimidlalo ekhululekile ukuyikhuphela kodwa ivumele ukuthengwa kwe-app. Emine kwezo zilula, imidlalo elungele abantwana. Ababini kubo, Thepha iZoo kunye neBali leBakery, banamaqhosha okuthenga kwi-app ye-100 yeedola kwiimpompo nje ezimbini.

Abapapashi belali yaseSmurfs, iCapcom Entertainment, ithi kuyakhalisa ukuthengwa ngabantwana bengaqondanga. Xa yaqaphela okwenzekayo, yongeza isilumkiso malunga nokukhethwa kokuthengwa kwe-app kwinkcazo yomdlalo kwi-App Store, kwaye ihlaziya umdlalo ukubandakanya izilumkiso ngaphakathi kwayo. Umdlalo uye warhoxa ekubeni lolona setyenziso luphezulu lwesine kwi-App Store.



Izilumkiso zinokubalumkisa abazali, kodwa kuyathandabuzeka ukuba ziya kubanqanda abantwana abangakwaziyo ukufunda nabangayiqondiyo imali. Kwakhona, ukhetho lokuthenga i-59.99 yeedola ze-Smurfberries ngexesha lihlala. Isithethi seCapcom uMichael Larson uthi iSmurfs ayohlukanga kweminye imidlalo kulo mba, kwaye ukhetho lokuthenga ngobuninzi luluncedo kubadlali abadala.

Kusenokwenzeka ukuba uninzi lwemali etsalwa yile midlalo ivela kubantu abadala abakhotyokisiweyo abafuna ukwakha ngokukhawuleza iilali zabo zaseSmurf, iindawo zokubhaka, iindawo zokugcina izilwanyana kunye neefama zezombie. Kodwa kukho ikroba kwinkqubo yokuthenga ngaphakathi kwe-app abantwana abancamathela kuyo iminwe.



Ngokwesiqhelo, izinto ezithengiweyo zifuna ukuba umnini wesixhobo afake igama lokugqitha lakhe le-iTunes. Kodwa akukho mngeni wephasiwedi ukuba umnini ufake igama eliyimfihlo kwimizuzu eli-15 edlulileyo nangasiphi na isizathu. Oko kuthetha ukuba, ukuba umsebenzisi ufaka igama eligqithisiweyo lokuthenga okanye ukuphuculwa kweapp yasimahla, emva koko unikezela ngefowuni okanye i-iPad kumntwana, umntwana akayi kunqunyanyiswa ngephasiwedi.

I-Capcom kunye nabanye abavakalisi bomdlalo abanalo ulawulo kwi-15-minute-free-password-free period, ebekwe yi-Apple.

I-Apple ikhusela inkqubo yayo. Isithethi senkosikazi uTrudy Muller uthi inkqubo yokugqithiselwa yanele kwaye yalatha ukuba abazali banokukuthintela ukuthengwa kwe-app. Abazali abanxibelelana nebali bafumene imbuyiselo evela ku-Apple emva kokukhalaza, kwaye bancoma ukuphendula kwenkampani.

Kodwa kukho isizathu sokukholelwa ukuba ixesha lokuvala igama eliyimfihlo alisoloko lisebenza.

U-Andrew Butterworth waseBrooklyn, e-Ontario, wayeyazi kakuhle indlela okusebenza ngayo ukuthengwa kwe-app kunye nexesha lokungena-password. Wayelumkile ukuba avumele okungenani imizuzu eyi-15 ukuba idlule emva kokungena kwegama eliyimfihlo ngaphambi kokuvumela unyana wakhe oneminyaka emi-5 ukuba adlale nge-iPod touch yakhe. Ayizange incede loo nto, xa sele elayishe ilali yaseSmurfs.

Weza kum enebhongo kwaye wathi ufumene indlela yokufumana zonke ezi Smurfberries, utshilo uGcuwa. Kwathi nje ukuba ndibone iiSmurfberries, ndazi ukuba uzithenge esebenzisa ikhadi lam letyala. Ndandimangaliswe kukuba wayeyifumene indlela yokuyenza, kuba ndandiqinisekile ukuba wayeza kuyidinga i-password yam.

Wayegqibele ukufaka igama eliyimfihlo kwi-iPod kwiiyure ezine okanye ezintlanu ngaphambili, watsho. Ukuthenga konyana wakhe kuxabisa i-140 yeedola.

UChris Gropp, omnye waseKhanada, wathi akazange afake i-password yakhe ye-iTunes kwangolo suku lunye unyana wakhe wathenga i-67 yeedola kwi-Smurfberries, ngokucacileyo engakhange acelwe igama eliyimfihlo.

I-TeamLava, umshicileli weBali leBakery kunye neFama yeNdawo, ithi imidlalo ilandela yonke imithetho kunye nezithintelo zika-Apple. Kuwo nawuphi na umdlalo, kuyenzeka ukuba uthenge amatye anqabileyo angama-99.99 ngexesha elinye.

Abapapashi bomdlalo kunye ne-Apple yalatha ukuba abanini besixhobo banokulucima ukhetho lokuqhuba ukuthengwa kwe-app ngokuya kusetyenziso lweeSetingi, emva koko ucofe iqhosha ngokubanzi, emva koko ukhetho lweZithintelo. Abazali abaqhagamshelwe ngebali baye bakwenza oko emva kokuba bexelelwe ngokuthengwa ngeengxelo zabo zokuhlawula i-iTunes.

I-Apple ithatha izicelo zokubuyiselwa imali ngoguqulelo lwekhompyuter lwenkqubo ye-iTunes. Kwimenyu yeVenkile, khetha Jonga iakhawunti yam, emva koko ucofe iMbali yoThenga, emva koko uXhele iNgxaki. Emva koko nqakraza ekuthengeni ingxaki.

IGcuwa iyonwabile yimbuyekezo, kodwa isacinga ukuba iSmurfs bubuqhophololo.

Bayenza ibe ngumdlalo ohlekisayo onzima ukuwudlala, kwaye ungatsiba zonke iindawo ezinzima ngokuchitha imali, utshilo. Ndiyakholelwa ukuba bayazi kakuhle into eyenzekayo.




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