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iOS 6 Gets Rid of Gifting Apps Option

By - Source: iPad Insigh | B 13 comments

Users can only gift apps via the desktop version of iTunes.

After removing the YouTube app, as well as Google Maps from iOS 6, Apple has removed another notable feature in the ability to gift apps.

The removal affects the App Store running on iPhones, iPads and iPod touches, with users still able to gift apps via the desktop version of iTunes on a Mac or PC.

Apple itself confirmed the change with a support document confirming that the ability to gift apps in iOS 6 has been removed from the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The document was published on September 21, the same date the iPhone 5 became available for consumers.

Apple stressed that iOS users can still gift apps using their iPhones, iPads and iPod touches if they're running iOS 5 or earlier mobile operating systems.


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    dirgle , October 10, 2012 6:10 AM
    Oh look Apple actually taking a page from somebody else's book and removing features after the purchase. coughSONYcough
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    billybiff , October 10, 2012 7:43 AM
    by this time next year all we will be able to do on your apple products is tell the time, well done apple.
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    nieur , October 10, 2012 7:52 AM
    so what they want to tell us with all those things don't 'downgrade' to iOS 6?
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    fnh , October 10, 2012 8:32 AM
    Apple wants consumers to be selfish, by denying the ability to gift?

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    ankhnext , October 10, 2012 10:26 AM
    Apple iOS 666
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    elcentral , October 10, 2012 10:26 AM
    its allright 5 years ago they started copypasting and now the copys copy is to worn out so they remove it. sorry but i cinda feel like apple stopt moving from the first iphone lunched.
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    kyuuketsuki , October 10, 2012 10:33 AM
    Umm... why?
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    colinjmatt , October 10, 2012 11:45 AM
    I wonder when Apple will stop tweaking useless features on iOS6 and actually fix the problems they created with it? For example, the inability to use bluetooth audio streaming with my in car handsfree kit. Or the fact that sometimes the iPhone 5 (and the 4) simply will not search for a mobile signal, therefore giving me zero service in the middle of the city. Sort it out Apple.
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    tomfreak , October 10, 2012 2:01 PM
    Damn u I want my ios5 back now!
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    wiyosaya , October 10, 2012 2:01 PM
    To me it looks like crApple is only interested in two things: dominating and controlling the devices they sell to their customers.
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    turtile , October 10, 2012 2:21 PM
    Why would take away a feature that should make money?
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    Kibarob , October 10, 2012 3:29 PM
    Next headline I expect to read is:

    "Apple's iOS6 also removes the ability to resell/referb phone to friend or family"

    The Iphone 5 is like watching James Camrons Titanic. No matter how many times it comes out, it is always the same, with a few small tweaks. And people still pay to go see it. Yet you know, in the end, that the product sinks to the bottom.
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    robochump , October 10, 2012 4:59 PM
    And XMas around the corner....WTF?!? :-P
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