Possible to give paid apps to someone?

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  1. ZuneMan? macrumors regular

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    A friend recently bought a iPhone. Is it possible for me to give him some of my apps? :apple:
     
  2. P Mentior macrumors regular

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    Possible? Yes...
    Legal? No...

    You have purchased the right to install those apps on any iPhone or iPod touch that You own.
     
  3. iPhone 62S macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, set his iPhone to manually sync then plug it into your computer and drag and drop the apps to his phone. Should work.
     
  4. Bjohnson33 macrumors 6502

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    I'm surprised this is possible. Good to know!
     
  5. iPhone 62S macrumors 6502a

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    By your logic, giving people presents is illegal, because you've purchased the item for only you to use...
     
  6. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    Logic fail. I don't think this even needs a rebuttal.
     
  7. womble2k2 macrumors regular

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  8. questproject macrumors newbie

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    No it is not legal to "share" apps. The 5 device restriction is there so you can use it on up to five devices. Just because that means you can doesn't make it legal.

    Best way to (legally) give someone an app is just to buy some iTunes vouchers and suggest that they might like to buy the app you've suggested with them.
     
  9. agkm800 macrumors 6502a

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    CNET's Brian Tong recently SHOWED how to do it on TV. Search the video and you'll find it.

    Personally, I'd say it's as much legal as jailbreaking is even though I have never done either and probably never will.
     
  10. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    I agree- kind of...

    I could see transferring the apps as a gift to another person only if YOU don't intend to use the app anymore- at least on your own devices.


    may not need one, but I did anyway.:D

    I think it comes down to you pay for what you use. If you buy a product and give it to someone you not longer are using it (unless you go to their house or they loan it to you) I apply the same to downloadable stuff- I think that is the reasonable and honest thing to do.
     
  11. womble2k2 macrumors regular

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    The link to this video is in my previous post, two above yours.

    Phil
     
  12. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    Just cause it is seen on TV doesn't mean it is legal or ethical.
     
  13. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    cant you just login with your account info on your friends device and dload the apps like that also??
     
  14. ZuneMan? thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cant you just drag and drop the app files onto his iPhone??
     
  15. u49aa2 macrumors 6502a

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    Just to warn you, some applications can only be installed in one phone. This is specific to the ones, where you download the "mother" application from itune for free and then they ask you to purchase the within applications from their website (it involves credit cards, serial numbers...etc)
     
  16. iphonefreakz macrumors member

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    legal? nope.

    iMrNiceGuy0023, thats a good idea :)
     

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