Apple has introduced a new subscription way for basic subscription apps to make sure that no unwanted memberships occur with the sensor. The new subscription feature was highlighted on Twitter by developer David Barnard this afternoon and appears to have been implemented recently.
With this new confirmation step, when you download an app with subscription or contains a subscription inside, which is optional, you will get a notification after the confirmation from your Face ID, Touch ID or iPad.
The popup warns that the subscription will continue unless canceled in the Settings app at least one day before a subscription period ends, requiring users to confirm the notice with an OK button or tap cancel to cancel the initiation of the subscription.
Adding a second confirmation screen to subscription purchases will thwart app developers who have been using nefarious tactics to trick users into purchasing subscriptions or making subscription costs and terms unclear.
Accidental subscription purchases have been an ongoing problem with Touch ID iPhones where a purchase could be made unintentionally when putting a finger on the Home button (such as when pressing to exit out of the App Store), but the new confirmation screen makes it clearer that you’re initiating a recurring subscription on both Face ID and Touch ID iPhones.
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