I have a few dollars in my iTunes Store account, which I haven't gotten around to using yet. I guess Apple loves it when people buy gift cards and take a long time to give them to people, and when people redeem them but take a long time to spend them. After all, Apple gets to keep the money all that time. Lots of retail stores play the gift card game, pushing gift cards whenever they can. Some stores even have gift cards with expiration dates, and you simply lose the money if you don't make purchases in time. I'm glad Apple lets you keep a balance in iTunes as long as you like. I was actually surprised to find that, after a while, Apple sends you an emailed notice about an unused balance. The message saysDid you know that you have credit in your iTunes Store account? To check your balance, please sign in by clicking on the account button in the upper-right corner of the iTunes Store. Your credit is good toward any song, video, audiobook, or game download in the store. If you need help deciding, our iTunes Essentials, Today's Top Songs, and iTunes main page are great places to start. If you're having trouble signing into your account, you can reset your password using iForgot, Apple's online password recovery tool. If a technical issue is preventing you from using your store credit, please reply to this email. Our support agents will be happy to assist you.I think it's downright neighborly of Apple to do that for its customers, rather than silently keeping the money that some people may have forgotten about or have had trouble using. Thanks, Apple. Good for you! I'm sure curious to know what the total outstanding balance is across all iTunes accounts. Apple must be earning a lot of interest on all that unused cash!