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What happens to my apps?

09-01-2009, 03:15 PM
#1
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 63
What happens to my apps?

I plan on upgrading to the next gen touch when it's released, but what happens to all the apps I have purchased? Can I transfer them over to the new device and sell my 1st gen, or do I have to repurchase them again?
09-01-2009, 03:19 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 4,568
Anything you've bought once, will always be free.

And when you upgrade, just sync from your backup of your old device and you won't lose any apps or saved data when you transfer over.

You don't lose anything.

09-01-2009, 03:25 PM
#3
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 63
Thank you so much for the info, I really appreciate it.
09-01-2009, 03:55 PM
#4
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 21
Not everything is free to re-download. Your music you will have to pay for again. Thankfully its super easy to just copy them over.
09-01-2009, 04:13 PM
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Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
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Solid answer to a question that specifically mentions apps

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09-01-2009, 04:58 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zincous View Post
Anything you've bought once, will always be free.

And when you upgrade, just sync from your backup of your old device and you won't lose any apps or saved data when you transfer over.

You don't lose anything.
I wont say always, more like "it will be free as long as it is in AppStore"

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09-01-2009, 05:18 PM
#7
More importantly... be sure to tie your new device to the same iTunes account as your current ipod. You will then be able to sync all of the same apps to both without repurchasing. No new downloads... they just sync.

I currently have two 3G iphones and three iPod Touch 2ndgen tied to a single account. Buy an app once... works on them all.