Wright, in his dissent, argued that Apple's decision was a design choice that benefits far more consumers than it hurts.
"This is a case involving a minuscule percentage of consumers -- the parents of children who made purchases ostensibly without their authorization or knowledge," he wrote. "There is no disagreement that the overwhelming majority of consumers use the very same mechanism to make purchases and that those charges are properly authorized."
The commission's action against Apple "requires a company to revamp an otherwise indisputably legitimate business practice," he added.
Wright met with Apple representatives twice last year, on Jan. 31 and Aug. 12.
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