Question - Confusion about app purchases that I have made with Iphone, now ipad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by scrapple, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. scrapple macrumors regular

    scrapple

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    Sep 23, 2004
    #1
    Ok, just wanted to clarify something. Ill do an example..

    example:

    I have an iphone, I purchased Doodle Jump back in January on it for 99 cents through the iphones app store (on the actual iphone itself). I have my iphone synced to a imac. Now, I deployed overseas with a company Dell laptop, and just got my ipad in the mail, I have been buying apps through Itunes on this laptop in preparation of getting the ipad, so i have like 30 apps (I am logged into the same account name on this laptop that I have always bought stuff with on my iphone). Ok, now I get my ipad, and sync it up and authorize it for this pc and all the apps that I downloaded on this dell come through just fine.

    Now, here is my dilemma. I want to see if I can get doodle jump on this ipad. Its 99 cents. If I click buy in itunes or on my ipad, will it realize that I have bought it before on my iphone or will it make me buy it again since I am on a new device, and I have never backed up doodle jump on this dell.

    Anyone?
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    #2
    As long as your signed in with the same account then yes you will get the previously purchased message.
     
  3. scrapple thread starter macrumors regular

    scrapple

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    Sep 23, 2004
    #3
    ok, tried it.... and it said "this update is free because you purchased a previous version" or something similar to that...

    phew, thanks gav2k!!!

    you saved me 99cents =)
     
  4. Zepaw macrumors 65816

    Zepaw

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    MN
    #5
    Once you buy an app it is yours. iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad it is still the same one purchase. :)
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    #6
    Also note you can basically authorize up to 5 machines, your iMac being one and your Dell being the other.
     

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