iOS 6 App Store Brings Back Gifting
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