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iOS 8 App Store Bug Puts Gambling and Dating Apps in 'Kids' Section

Alex Spencer

Baby child toddler on phoneApple introduced a Kids section to its App Store last autumn, with the launch of iOS 7. It's a great idea, and a way of helping parents guide their children towards appropriate content – at least, that's the theory.

9toMac has reported that an iOS 8 bug is currently causing the most popular apps in all categories to appear within the section and its age-specific sub-categories (which go as young as 'five and under').

This means that young users are potentially being presented with much more adult-orientated apps than they should be – 9to5Mac's screenshot shows dating app Zoosk and gambling apps including Slotomania, and a look at the UK store also shows inappropriate titles like Kill Shot and Tindr .

Apple is apparently aware of the bug, and is presumably working to fix it.

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