iOS 6 App Store Brings Back Gifting

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If you saw an app in Apple’s iOS App Store that you knew a friend would simply love, it used to be that you could pay for that app and send it to your buddy as a gift. That all changed with the arrival of iOS 6, though. Maybe the impending holiday season has Apple thinking twice about the worth of that feature, as it looks like Apple just re-enabled it, letting you once again gift apps.

The change was made on Apple’s server-end of things, so there’s no need to update anything; it’s all transparent to the user. Now, on an app’s action sheet, you’ll see the gift button waiting for you in the lower-right.

Just because an app catches your eye today, doesn’t mean you have to gift it through straight away. Instead, Apple lets users schedule the delivery of these gifts up to 90 days out, letting you plan ahead if there’s a birthday or other special event coming up that puts you in the giving mood.

Source: 9to5 Mac

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!