You would think that Apple...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gosabres1984, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. gosabres1984 macrumors regular

    May 9, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    would restrict an iTunes user account to one iPhone only.

    Apple is famous for restricting it's users to do what they want. I find it funny how I can purchase an app from the app store and all anyone else would have to do is just use my account info (username/password) and then they could download the same app to their phone for free?

    I'm in shock that Apple hasn't tried to somehow try and restrict this from happening...there is a TomTom app that costs $60 in the app store, so if I pay for it once, it can be re-downloaded on my wife's, brother's, sister's ect iPhones for free if they just use my username and password?

    I would pissed if I were an app developer.
  2. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Great idea on telling others how to get free apps.
  3. iSaxon macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I'm pretty sure everyone already knew this. Or at least, capable of figuring it out. If not..... :\
  4. Chunkycat macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2010
    I didn't know it could be done. Cool!

    I hope Apple doesn't read these forums. Wouldn't want them to get any ideas. :D
  5. Zcott macrumors 68020

    Oct 18, 2009
    Belfast, Ireland
    I thought each device had to be authorised up to a maximum of 5 through iTunes?
  6. MisterDisney macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    If couldn't put an app I bought on my iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad without buying it 3 times... I wouldn't be buying many apps at all.
  7. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    Each account can only be "authorised" to be used on 5 computers.

    Each iPod or iPhone can hold content from up to 5 different accounts.
  8. jaw04005 macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Most people aren't going to give out their iTunes password to strangers for obvious reasons.

    Also, if you do install the Tom on your family's iDevices they'll have to reenter your password every time an update becomes available, which points back to my statement above.

    This is basically a non-issue. There's more app piracy going on in the jailbreaking community to be concerned about with the ability to download and install cracked apps.
  9. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Everyone knows this, you can authorize up to 5 computers/devices with music/movies/apps. You didn't figure out some secret that devs and Apple aren't aware of.
  10. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Everyone does not know this.

    See post #4 for an example.

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