So we’ve heard of teens who might have accidentally racked up thousands of dollars in in-app purchases, claiming that they did not know they were being charged as the game was listed for “free”, but what do you know of anyone who might have willingly spent thousands of dollars on apps?
Well as it turns out the former singer of the Sex Pistols John Lydon admitted that he has blown about 10,000 GBP on iPad apps in the past two years. This was revealed during an interview Lydon had with The Telegraph in which Lydon admitted that spending that much money on iPad apps was considered to be one of his more extravagant purchases.
According to Lydon, “I wasted – you’re the first to know this – 10,000 f‑‑‑‑‑‑ pounds in the last two years on apps on my iPad. I got into Game of Thrones, Game of War, Real Racing, and I just wanted to up the ante. And like an idiot I didn’t check myself. I’ve been checked now. But there’s a kid in me, see? A bit of my childhood was taken from me and I’m determined to bring it back.”
Yikes! That’s a lot of money! Now admittedly we’ve all spent a fair amount on apps which is easy to rack up since an app here or an app there costs a dollar or two, something we don’t really have to think too much about, although considering that we had heard a teen in Belgium who had managed to accumulate $46,000 in in-app purchases, Lydon’s spending doesn’t seem too extravagant anymore!