oddly enough, i do not have a mac account. i need one to redeem itunes gift cards and to get apps on my iphone. i have searched this site and haven't found a clear answer to my questions yet so here it goes: 1. what is a mac account, i know it used to be .mac but now 2. i know it asks for a credit card when you sign up, but is there anyway to not put in credit card info? (i'm 15 and i don't have a credit card) however, if needed, i have access to parents. 3. does it cost anything to make an account? 4. is there anyway to bypass making an account to redeem itunes cards? i am sorry for asking probably the dumbest questions ever but i never understood any of it.