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Apple offers two-week window for iTunes refunds… in Europe

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In case you needed another reason to be jealous of Europe (aside from access to the Autobahn and Yotaphone 2, naturally), Apple has one. Now you can return pretty much any iTunes purchase for a full refund within two weeks. Don’t go thinking this will allow you to beat Infinity Blade 3 in one sitting and get your money back, though. If you open the app (or book, or what have you), Apple has the right to refuse a refund. Cupertino promises that return payments will be made within 14 days of the order-cancellation request and they’ll be credited to the original form of payment.

If it sounds a lot like making a return at a brick-and-mortar store, that’s because it is — opening an app is essentially like pulling the shrink-wrap off here. Unfortunately, it seems there’s no plan to bring such an arrangement to the US at this time. Rather than this being a prelude to a new global iTunes policy, it seems this was more about bringing the digital store in line with theConsumer Rights Directive in all of the European Union’s member nations. If you’re interested in reading the fine print, you’ll find it at the source link below.


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