Setting up multiple IPads

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Romba7, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Romba7 macrumors newbie

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    we want to setup app store accounts for 6 ipads in the company.
    here is the idea we had in mind to do that:
    1- setup one US account with no credit card information.
    2- buy ITunes gift card online and redeem them to pay for the applications poeple going to download.
    *is this way is the best way to that or is there any other better way?

    * will the ITnues card payment work for buying applications from app store from the IPad itself? or is there a specific application parchase card for that?

    * should i be creating different account for wach IPad or just one account?
    given the fact i will be setting up all the IPADs in one ITunes(PC) ?

    *should i be getting one card for each IPad? or they can share it?

    i just feel lost, appreciate you enlightening me..

    Thanks
     
  2. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    Yes you can tie them all to one account which uses iTunes Gift Cards. Just make a new account and use a gift card to activate it, then purchase whatever app you need to. Otherwise you'd pay 6 different times for the same application, but as they're owned by one person (or company) you only have to pay once.

    Buy the app on your computer, and sync it to all the iPads.
     
  3. Romba7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for your help...

    will the itunes take up to 6 devices or only 5?

    becoz i've read that the limit would be 5 devices to be setup to One ITunes account..
     
  4. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    An iTunes account can be authorized on up to 5 computers simultaneously, but a computer itself can support unlimited iPods/iPads/iPhones.

    So if you create a generic iTunes store account, you can use that account on all six of your iPads.

    The advantage to that, TheBritishBloke said, is that if you buy an application once, you can install it on all six devices (without having to repurchase).

    Are you going to allow the end-users to add apps to the iPads themselves? If so, are you going to have them login with their iTunes store account, or are you going to give them the password to the generic account? If they all know the password, it seems like it'd be a mess keeping track of who bought what, etc.

    Apple hosts a discussion site for 'iPads in the Enterprise'. I know you're not an enterprise-sized company, but you might find some hints/best practices in there:
    http://discussions.apple.com/category.jspa?categoryID=269
     
  5. Romba7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks alot...
    i think am gona have one account that is the company account to install the whatever they'll need (business apps) and will not share the password.
    and incase of any applications requirements (business related) comes from the user, will be handled by me by using that account.

    otherwise, any personal usage, they can still use their personal accounts, right?
     

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