iTunes gift card...

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macrumors Core
Original poster
Dec 15, 2010
Got one for Christmas is it easy to use the money for games and apps? Do you just put a code in? It says you do it through iTunes but doesn't it need to work in the app store?


macrumors 601
Sep 26, 2006
The credit gets loaded into whatever account you were logged into when you redeemed. You can then use that credit as long as you are logged into that account when you buy items from any of the 'Stores' (whether it's on your iDevice, iTunes, Mac App Store, etc).

Specifically, in the Mac App Store, you can find the links you want on the right side, below the 'feature' box.


macrumors 6502a
Nov 15, 2010
careful Gamer123423, I heard that the battery life of you iPhone goes waaaaaaay down if you use a gift card!

true story.


macrumors 68000
Jul 23, 2008
Beach Cities, CA
I find it interesting that there are some gift cards that are labeled to be specific for apps, music, books, etc when it really doesn't work that way. It pretty much all goes into your account and you can buy whatever you want with that money in your account. However, I actually have never purchased or known anyone that have purchased a gift card that had a specific digital download of an album with a dollar value. I assume the code automatically starts the download of the album like the digital copy of the videos before that stupid, ridiculous ultraviolet.