Can I buy an app for someone else?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by kerpow, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Might be a silly question - can I use my iTunes account to buy an application for someone else's iPhone as a gift? They qwon't have access to my computer at all so they can't sync up.

    My SiL has just bought an iPhone and I'd like to buy her a couple of apps.

    TIA
     
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    Apple Ink

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    Unless your SiL's comp is authorized with your iTMS Account.... no!
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's a shame, it would be a nice gift. How hard would it be to have a coupon/gift code that you could send to someone's iTunes account so they can redeem a certain app or anything else on sale at iTunes. I suppose the concern of piracy rears its ugly head again, as ever.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    You could give her an iTunes gift token, then she can spend it on anything she likes, music, movies or apps.

    However i think its only a matter of time before the ability to gift an app is possible. They already do it with music. Probably wasn't enough time to get it in for the release.

    M.
     
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    Interstella5555

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    Interesting, since you can gift shows, movies, and songs. I'd submit a feature request; because you're right, it would be really nice.
     
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    Buschmaster

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    One of the first things I noticed was that you can't gift an application.

    I'd especially like to be able to gift ones for free as the developer without having to go through ad hoc.
     
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