iTune Gift Card Purchase

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by LessO2, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. LessO2 macrumors regular

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    Hope this is the right forum for this question.

    I'm an American with an American iTunes account. Right now, I'm in Canada. If I purchase an iTunes gift card up here in Canada, would my account be credited at face value in American dollars or would it be credited in American after Canadian conversion?
     
  2. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    As far as I know gift cards are regional and only valid in the country they are purchased in.
     
  3. lumencreative macrumors regular

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    This is my understanding too. I have a US iTunes account and live in the UK. I have to purchase US iTunes cards online if I want to credit my US iTunes account.
     
  4. jimthing macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't this stupid. People move about all the time in this day and age, yet Apple accounts (and re-downloading your account content, I presume) are glued to the country they originate in.

    Annoying-for-users backdoor DRM-esque control here by Apple, through their Apple ID system, instead of the previous in-file system they removed (at least for music).
     

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