moving bought apps to new device?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by FortWorthMac, May 13, 2009.

  1. FortWorthMac macrumors 6502a

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    Hello all,

    How does Apple handle apps and licensing?

    By that I mean when one purchases an app is that app tied to the user or device? In other words when/if I upgrade devices, will I be able to load my previously purchased apps on a new device?

    Thanks
    David
     
  2. jaseone macrumors 65816

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    They are just tied to your iTunes account and not the actual device.
     
  3. FortWorthMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks.

    I didn't want to pay $30.00 for the new slingbox app, get a new phone this summer and have to pay another $30.00.
     
  4. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Ya, you should be fine.

    In fact, you could buy an iPod Touch today, a new iPhone in the summer and keep your existing iPhone and still use the same app.

    I'm not positive, but I think there may be a limit to the number of devices you can have the same app on (five?) - but generally speaking you should have no problems.
     
  5. ckurt25 macrumors 6502a

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    The Mrs. and I share 1 iTunes account and each have a 3G iPhone. Single app purchase is on both phones and no problems.
     
  6. nicheco macrumors member

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    i've put a purchased app on 5+ devices with no problems. they are all under the same account.
     

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