Buying apps which you own on Mac OS X?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gloryunited, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. gloryunited macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2010
    Hi there, I am about to buy the iPhone 4S and remember seeing demos about apps sharing through iCloud on the very last Stevenote. :):(

    I'm pretty sure we can pay once for the apps and then go ahead and install them on our other iDevices for free. But does it apply to iDevice apps only? What about Mac apps?

    So for example, do I have to buy Garageband for my iPhone if I already had it on my Mac?

  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Apps for OS X and for iOS are different and cannot be cross used

    Buy for Mac, use on Mac
    Buy for iOS devices, use on iOS devices

    Two diff operating systems
  3. elpmas macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2009
    Where the fresh snow don't go.
    In order for this to work, you'll have to find a developer that offers it (across the platform: iOS to OSX).
  4. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    Two different operating systems and two different app stores. They are not cross compatible as the apps are coded differently and therefore cannot be shared between the two formats.

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