New In iOS 6: Passwords No Longer Required For App Store Updates & Previous Purchases

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I didn't need to enter my password to download this, because I already owned it.
I didn't need to enter my password to download this, because I already owned it.

I’ve never really like the way in which the App Store handles security. Sure, I like the fact that if my iPhone is stolen, thieves can’t run up a huge iTunes bill. But I don’t understand why I have to enter my password each and every time I need to download updates or previous purchases. These have already been paid for; why is this necessary?

Thankfully, in iOS 6 and OS X Mountain Lion, it isn’t.