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Apple returns the gifting option to the iOS App Store

Apple quietly returns the ability to send paid apps as gifts from your iOS device
| Operating Systems News | Posted: Dec 15, 2012 12:03 am

Welcome back, gifting! Apple has returned the ability to send a paid app as a gift to another person in the iOS version of the App Store. When iOS 6 came out, it distinctly lacked the ability to send paid apps as gifts. Well, Apple has now quietly added that feature back into the App Store with one minor change.




When gifting, you can schedule the gift to be sent for up to 90 days in advance. This way you can do all your shopping for the next three months on just one day. To send a paid app as a gift, you select the share button from within the App Store and then select the "Gift" option that is combined with a giftbox picture.


While not a major update, it's definitely keeping with the times as more and more people do their shopping from their mobile devices.


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