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If you received an Apple gift card for Christmas this year, here are 10 ways to spend it, with all of the options priced under $100 in the United States.

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The all-in-one gift card "for everything Apple" can be used towards purchases on Apple.com and at physical Apple Stores, iTunes Store music, App Store apps and games, subscriptions to services like Apple Music and Apple TV+, and more.

To redeem an Apple gift card on an iPhone or iPad, open the App Store, tap your profile photo in the top-right corner, and tap "Redeem Gift Card or Code."

What to Buy With an Apple Gift Card

USB-C Case for AirPods Pro 2 ($99)

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Apple is now selling a USB-C charging case for the second-generation AirPods Pro separately for $99. Keep in mind that if you want your AirPods Pro earbuds to have lossless audio support with Apple's upcoming Vision Pro headset, and added IP54-rated dust resistance, you will need to purchase the AirPods Pro with a USB-C case altogether.

Apple Pencil With USB-C Port ($79)

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Apple this year released a more affordable Apple Pencil with a hidden USB-C port for charging and pairing. Priced at $79, it has a similar design as the second-generation Apple Pencil, but it lacks wireless charging, pressure sensitivity, a double-tap gesture for switching between drawing tools, and the option for personal engraving at the time of purchase.

AirTag ($29)


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Keep track of your belongings with Apple's item tracker, which integrates with the Find My app on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. A four-pack is also available for $99.

Apple's 35W Dual USB-C Charger ($59)


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Apple last year released 35W power adapters with dual USB-C ports, with standard and compact versions of the charger available for $59 each. Both adapters feature foldable prongs and can be used to charge or power multiple lower-power Apple devices simultaneously, such as an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and HomePod mini.

Apple TV Remote With USB-C Port ($59)


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Apple last year released a new version of the Siri Remote for the Apple TV with a USB-C port instead of Lightning for charging. If you already own an Apple TV model released in 2015 or later, the remote can be purchased separately for $59.

Apple Polishing Cloth ($19)


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Clean your iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Studio Display, and other devices with Apple's official polishing cloth, released in 2021.

Apple One


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Redeem your Apple gift card and use the balance towards Apple One, which lets you subscribe to multiple Apple services at a discount. The base Apple One plan includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and iCloud+ with 50GB of storage for $19.95 per month, which is $9 less per month compared to subscribing to these services separately.

Twelve South's AirFly Pro ($54.95)


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Twelve South's popular AirFly Pro accessory lets you use AirPods or Beats wireless headphones with an airplane's in-flight entertainment system. Simply plug AirFly Pro into the headphone jack on a plane to watch or listen with your AirPods.

Nanoleaf's Essentials A19 Light Bulb ($19.95)


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Nanoleaf's smart color-changing LED bulb is compatible with HomeKit, allowing it to be controlled in the Home app and with Siri. A three-pack is also available for $49.95.

Belkin's iPhone Mount for Continuity Camera ($29.95)


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Belkin sells an iPhone mount for use with Continuity Camera, a feature that allows an iPhone to be used as a Mac's webcam. Priced at $29.95, the mount attaches to the iPhone with MagSafe and can then be affixed to the top lid of a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro for use with Continuity Camera. Belkin also offers a desktop version of the mount compatible with the 24-inch iMac and the Studio Display for $39.95.

Article Link: 10 Ways to Spend an Apple Gift Card You Received for Christmas
 

Apple_Robert

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If you didn't get a Apple Gift Card this morning, you still can. Best Buy is doing a 1 day special - $100 for a $100 Apple Gift Card + $15 Best Buy Gift Card + 3 Months Apple Music + 3 Months of Apple TV+.
Thanks for the heads up. Since I am already subbed to music, I don't qualify.
 

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Apple's 35W Dual USB-C Charger ($59)
Apple last year released 35W power adapters with dual USB-C ports, with standard and compact versions of the charger available for $59 each. Both adapters feature foldable prongs and can be used to charge or power multiple lower-power Apple devices simultaneously, such as an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and HomePod mini.
Just be aware that Target /Amazon has this still on sale Christmas Day for around $44 USD. BestBuy did have it for $44 up to 10 PM PST Christmas Eve but they will certainly match the price in the USA and that price is likely to return.
 
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Realityck

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They're all 1 card now. Which makes the fact that digital movies or rentals are not on this list quite hilarious because it's by far the best use of a $10-$20 apple gift card
Thats a good suggestion, some Apple purchases have Apple limit time trials. Another suggestion is to use the gift card against an Apple TV 4K purchase if you don't have one. Very useful device for entertainment, and its works great for lossless Apple Music to your home A/V setup.
 
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platinumaqua

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Nothing on here about renting movies or buying shows. That's how I typically use my Apple Gift Cards. I also have to renew my Pocketcasts Subscription next week.
buying content? what's that? why bother when you can stream it? - people these days
 

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One thing not to do with the gift cards you receive: do not scratch off the security strip, take a photo of the card and send it to some random unknown person who claims that they needs it to secure your lottery winnings, nor the guy who claims that he's Mr. Beast with a Lamborghini to give away. That's not how the lottery (nor Mr. Beast) works.
 

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The ones I got today get chucked into my account balance and will be gobbled up by Apple Family in a couple of months.
 
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Seoras

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I got a $170 gift card a year ago when I bought a new MB Air.
Had planned to use it on Apple One but after I got it the fine print said it could only be used in the store for hardware.
Not services.
Apple Gift Cards cannot used for purchases at or for: iTunes, the App Store, the Mac App Store, the iBookstore, additional Apple Gift Cards,...
Different rules in different countries? I'm in New Zealand.
Thought I'd see something I'd want but a year later I'm not sold on anything in that price range that I haven't got already. The polishing cloth? 🤣
 
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