Apple Offering Jetpack Joyride Free via the App Store Facebook Page

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    Apple is giving away free redemption codes for the excellent Jetpack Joyride game via its App Store Facebook page. Simply head to Facebook.com/AppStore and follow the appropriate directions to receive a redemption code.

    Apple rolled out revamped App Store pages on Facebook last year with searching and sharing tools, though this is the first time Apple has actually given away an App to Facebook users, according to sister-site TouchArcade:
    Jetpack Joyride for iPhone is normally $0.99 on the App Store.

    Article Link: Apple Offering Jetpack Joyride Free via the App Store Facebook Page
     
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    Sweet, thanks for the heads up. I played it on an iPad once. It seemed like a good time killer. I'm downloading it on my iPhone now. :cool:
     
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    Not a FB user, so no free app for me....
     
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    Me either. When I get bummed about not getting the free app, I remind myself how great I feel after kicking the Facebook habit and deleting my account entirely. Going on two months Facebook free!
     
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    sounds like a pretty good deal (for Apple). they hoover up all your personal data in return for a 99c game you'll never play.
     
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    lol how did you delete it "entirely"? it's damn near impossible.
     
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    When I read this headline on twitter I got excited thinking they were giving out real jetpack rides... :(
     
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    Is it possible for other people, companies, or developers to offer free app codes in the app store?

    Seems a bit sleazy if Apple is doing it and nobody else can.
     
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    How's this work? I wrote "trick or treat" on their wall, and nothing happened. Does the code get emailed or sent vi Facebook message?
     
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    Same here. Never had an account and never will have.
     
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    I went there. It's some Mickey mouse thing not the jet pack one.
     
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    Yep, I'm among the non-FB disenfranchised.

    But I'd rather keep my privacy (or what little there is left of it) than get a CHF1.00 game for 'free'.
     
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    No, I finally figured it out. You have to go to their wall from a desktop computer. It did not work for me on my iPhone either.
     
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    They have that info already.
     
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    This is one of those rare times that I hate not being on Facebook. A 99¢ app is not what I would price my privacy at.
     
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    just create an empty profile with 0 friends, what is wrong with that??
     
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    F facebook, app's not worth the sign-on
     
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    Just got my free App, awesome!!
     
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    Aww, how annoying. I only bought this the other day, ha.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Can you leave a review after downloading the game with these codes, or is it the same as developer promo codes/gifted items where iTunes doesn't let you?
     
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    If Apple made a jetpack that's one thing I'd definitely get AppleCare on.
     
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    Facebook now demand phone verification. Making it even more of a no.
     
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    Did it fine when I accessed using a desktop - but as my computer with iTunes died, thank goodness for PC Free iOS 5, so thank goodness a Redeem code is in the fine print that does work on App Store accessed through iOS
     
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    Nice game.

    You get to choose what information you put on Facebook ...
     
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    Sort of cool, but Apple's forays into social media always strike me as a little strange. I wonder how this developer got the honor of being featured on the page.
     

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