This is about the only bit of good news if you are a consumer that lives in the European Union. Apple has just introduced a new 14-day return policy on Apps purchased through their App Store. This is great as it gives you some time to find out if the App is any good, and let's face it, you can probably beat Angry Birds by then and get your money back. I'm sure there will be restrictions and conditions, but this is really good news for the consumer. That being said, Apple will likely hold payment to the developer until the 14-day period has passed so they don't have to pay the refund out of their pocket. It will be interesting to see if other countries follow suite.
Apple’s terms and conditions for the stores previously stated users had the right to withdraw from a transaction “without charge and without giving any reason until delivery of the product has started.” That meant purchases were all but final apart from some exceptions handled by Apple support.