Can you use a Apple gift card to buy a Iphone?

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  1. Marfox macrumors newbie

    Marfox

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    Just wondering can you use a apple gift card or do you have to have the Iphone gift card to purchase a iphone?
     
  2. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    Depends on whom you talk to. Sometimes they'll let you, sometimes they won't. Apple's policy has been - No. Since Apple got some bad press last month for not taking cash for an iPad from and old lady on a fixed budget, things may be different this year.
     
  3. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

    Goldfrapp

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    No, but you can use an Apple gift card to buy an iPhone!
     
  4. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    LOL!
     
  5. goobot macrumors 603

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    They don't make those anymore. But they make iPhone 4!
     
  6. dan5.5 macrumors 6502

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    the iphone and apple store giftcards are the same, both can be used for any product at the apple store
     
  7. microcolt macrumors regular

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    If you buy an iPhone 4 online then yes you can use a combination of Apple Store gift cards and/or credit cards, or just simple the Apple Store gift card if there is enough on it.
     
  8. greygray macrumors 68000

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    Yes you can, but it depends on where you live.
     
  9. msavwah macrumors 6502

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    Apple policy on gift cards states that they can change at any time what products you can buy with an Apple gift card. They recently did not allow gift cards to buy ipads.
    Go to apple online store search for a gift card and read the fine print at the bottom.

    An Apple gift card is not a 100% guarantee you will be able to get the product you want at a certain time.

    The reason they did that with the iPad they say is because people were using gift cards to get around other policies meant to prevent resale.

    No telling if they will do it for the iPhone or if they ever have, but be advised that is in fact their policy on gift cards.
     
  10. msavwah macrumors 6502

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    http://store.apple.com/us/personalize/apple?mco=MTc0MjU2MDE&product=MA210LL/B

    Note: Apple Gift Cards cannot be redeemed at the iTunes Music Store. Purchase an iTunes Music Card instead. Apple reserves the right to change at any time the products you can purchase with gift cards and to limit the use of gift cards in its discretion.

    Even the iPhone gift card has a little murkier disclaimer
    Read the even finer print on this one, #2

    http://store.apple.com/us/personalize/iphone?mco=MTM3NDc5Njg&product=MB891LL/B
     

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