What would happened if I gifted my friend with an app he already bought?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Pyromancer, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Pyromancer macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2013
    Earlier today, I saw an interesting app is currently on sale so I decided give a surprise gift to one of my friend because I thought he'd definitely like it.

    But I'm not sure if he has that app already or not. If he already has it, will App Store check whether that email account already bought that app and warn me? Will it be a refund later? or the money would just go waste?

    And are there any way to check if my friend is already have this without asking him directly?

    Please tell me, thank you.
  2. John T macrumors 68020

    John T

    Mar 18, 2006
    Why on earth don't you try it for yourself and answer your own question?!
  3. Xgm541 macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    probably because if the app costs $50 and he doesn't get a refund, he will be out $50.
  4. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2011
    OP, I do not know the answer to your question but I do have a suggestion. Maybe you can ask your friend indirectly about the app before you decide to gift it to him.
  5. mrgraff macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2010
    Without physically checking his phone by doing a quick search, I don't think so. I certainly hope there isn't a way to access somebody else's app purchase history.
  6. Sylon macrumors 68020


    Feb 26, 2012
    Michigan/Ohio, USA
    Well, if by crazy chance its a game with GameCenter support, you can check his GC account if he is on your friends list. That's the only situation I can think of that you can do without having to check his phone. If it's not a GC game, well then I can't help you.

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