This is one of those ethical questions again. You're on the safe if you disable the selections on contacts by default. You're caught like Path if you send the invites automatically (as a default option) AND the app goes berserk and sends out the invites over SMSes after it got uninstalled (although I'm sure that's something the app doesn't track effectively).
Well, I hope this is not going to affect Apple's shipments or production. Guess it's time for Apple to fast-track its promise of bringing the production to US. Is Samsung really interested in Sharp or is it just doing this because Apple's gonna stop having Samsung produce Apple's gadget parts?
Clearly one of the most careless moves by Apple was to enable this feature without thinking about the deeper consequences. I'm not so sure but they introduced those in-app purchase disabling features a little later right? The thing is it's deep down into the privacy settings and restrictions and stuff that most parents don't even bother. That's where Apple's motives come into picture.
It took them so long to realize that they're getting shafted? Not likely. I think it was more of a convenience to charge more where there was not much of a repercussion.. I hope these guys don't come up with a 'convincing' reason to charge more for Australian markets..