10% bonus when putting funds on Apple ID

Northern Man

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Your guys say in the US, Canada, UK and "likely in other countries". Have you reached out to Apple asking for a list of countries in which this will be the case? Your readership is worldwide. More information is required for your international audience.

A statement such as "likely in other countries" is of little use.
 

WildCowboy

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Yes, we've asked. And no, we haven't heard back. Apple is not good about responding to these types of requests.

We listed the countries we were able to see for ourselves or find evidence of elsewhere. It's easy enough to check if it's active in your own country.

If we hear back from Apple, we'll update the article. But we're not going to hold a story like this for hours in the unlikely hope that Apple will respond to us.
 

Northern Man

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Yes, we've asked. And no, we haven't heard back. Apple is not good about responding to these types of requests.

We listed the countries we were able to see for ourselves or find evidence of elsewhere. It's easy enough to check if it's active in your own country.

If we hear back from Apple, we'll update the article. But we're not going to hold a story for hours in the unlikely hope that Apple will respond to us.
I agree that you cannot hold up a story. Please tell me how to check if it is active in my country.
 

WildCowboy

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I agree that you cannot hold up a story. Please tell me how to check if it is active in my country.
Instructions are in the article.

To add funds directly to your Apple ID, go to Settings > Your Name > iTunes & App Store and tap your Apple ID > View Apple ID. Sign in if necessary, tap "Add Funds to Apple ID," tap the amount that you want to add, and confirm your selection. On iOS 14, the "iTunes & App Store" menu has been renamed to "Media & Purchases."
If you don't get the big "Get a 10% bonus..." screen like in our screenshot after tapping "Add Funds to Apple ID," then it's not active in your country.
 

Northern Man

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Instructions are in the article.



If you don't get the big "Get a 10% bonus..." screen like in our screenshot after tapping "Add Funds to Apple ID," then it's not active in your country.
Thank you for that but there are no instructions in the article about an easy way to see what countries are included. Going through all the steps to then find out that there is no 10% bonus statement is not a customer friendly way of providing information. Apple of course hopes that a user shrugs and deposits cash anyway, once they have been lured in. There should be a simple list of countries which are eligible but as the list would be comprised of only 2 or 3 countries, Apple is too embarrassed to publish such a list. Not Macrumors fault I fully realise.
 
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