This is to let users know that Apple WILL charge you again if you move to a new or different device.
When I moved from my old iPad to my New iPad, I was charged for the Charts again. Upon questioning this I was told by the iTunes Store Support Staff that only certain in-app purchase items can be reloaded without charge.
Types of In-App Purchases
There are four different types of In-App Purchases: non-replenishable, replenishable, subscriptions, and auto-renewing subscriptions.
Non-replenishable In-App Purchases are items that only require you to purchase them once, and can be transferred to multiple devices authorized with the same iTunes Store account.
* Bonus game levels
* City guide maps
Replenishable In-App Purchases are items that have to be purchased every time and cannot be downloaded again for free.
* Extra health
* Extra experience points
Subscriptions are one-time services that must be purchased again once the subscription period expires.
* One-month subscriptions
* Location service subscriptions
Auto-Renewing Subscriptions are services that can be purchased with different renewing subscription durations.
* Weekly newspaper subscriptions
* Weekly magazine subscriptions
Apple considers the PMiOS in-app purchase items as "replenishable" meaning they are, like extra ammo, health, experience points, expendable.
I feel that they are additional features like the game levels and city maps they use as examples of "non-replenishable" and thus freely movable to a new iDevice.
Only after arguing did they reverse the charge.
Hardy, could you please inform Apple that Charts & Sync Server are not expendable items like extra health but are additional levels and are thus NON-replenishable? Thank you.