Pre-load iPad with apps for a gift

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by maxxscholten, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. maxxscholten macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2008
    Hey guys, haven't been involved with the forums in a while, I have a situation I could use some help with.

    I have a friend who is giving his sister an iPad for graduation and he wants to pre-load the thing with about $50-75 of apps for her to get started. I told him he would run into trouble with this as when she wanted to sync the iPad with her MacBook, it would request to be erased before she could sync as the apps would have been bought with his iTunes account.

    What do you think, is this correct? Is there any way around this situation?
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    I believe you are correct. He could gift the apps to her account.
  3. danpass macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2009
    Miami, FL
    yeah, gift card would offer the fewest hassles
  4. LordOBoogie macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2009
    A very nice thing for him to do, but I'd rather open and discover my iPad myself. I'm nerdy like that, though.
  5. jjp007 macrumors regular


    Sep 23, 2009
    I agree, just give it to her sealed and then buy Itunes gift cards! I would LOVE that...great brother!!!
  6. kultschar macrumors 6502a

    Mar 26, 2010
    I loaded my girls iPad up so she could get stuck in and say wow without navigating the crap organized app store!

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