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Apple makes age ratings on apps more visible in the App Store

Apple tweaks App Store UI to make age ratings more visible

By: Charles Gantt from Apr 4, 2013 @ 10:58 CDT

Apple has tweaked the App Store UI in an effort to make age ratings on apps more visible. The new change is a small and stubble, but easy to notice notification box that is placed beside an apps developer information.


The change comes as consumer groups put pressure on the company to curb content that parents may consider too graphic or obscene for children. This new "Age Rating Box" will do little to prevent such exposure to kids though because as of this posting, the age rating does not show up in App Store charts or search results.

The company is also hoping that the new update will help put out some fires that has arisen over apps like Vine and 500px displaying pornographic material. Personally, I feel that kids will be kids, and they will find a way into things that they are not supposed to get into. A pretty new box of pixels is going to do little to stop that problem.


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