If I purchase an app on my iPad that is designed for the iPhone, would I be able to

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iPhoney:), Nov 20, 2010.

  1. iPhoney:) macrumors member

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    transfer it over to an iPhone in the future, I currently don't own one but will i the future, and this app is a non seller and I am afraid it will be discontinued in the near future, which means I want to purchase it now and put it on my iPhone later. :eek:
     
  2. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    You will be able to download it again, yes.

    If the whole download is gone... you'll be out of luck.
     
  3. rrandyy macrumors 6502

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    I think if you purchase/download it on itunes, then it will be on your computer and you can sync it to a future iphone (that is using the same itunes account).
     
  4. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't matter where you purchase the app (iPad vs iTunes). As long as it's in your iTunes library when you sync your future iPhone it will transfer.
     
  5. saving107 macrumors 603

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    It doesn't even have to be in your iTunes. Once you pay for a game, you can then log in to the App Store using your iTunes account from any other iOS device and download it again for free. Its still a good idea to sync your devices with iTunes as back-up once-in-a-wile, but I guess it is not required (this method only works for apps, not music/movies)

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  6. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    Though I really do wish it indicated this to you in the store before you 'bought' something, not everyone has a good enough memory..
     
  7. AAPLaday Guest

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    You will be fine OP. Just dont delete it from iTunes
     

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