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App Store update allows iPhone games to be gifted

03-23-2010, 09:24 AM
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App Store update allows iPhone games to be gifted

Apple has updated the iTunes App Store to support gifting of iPhone and iPod touch apps, which of course includes games.

This is a good news for avid iPhone users in the habit of recommending games to friends because now you can simply gift copies as part of your pleas to play.

http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Vario...ws.asp?c=19304
03-23-2010, 03:11 PM
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would someone be as generous as to send a paid copy to a friend? i think it hard to imagine someone paying for an expensive game and then gifting it, not being the guy's birthday or something.
03-23-2010, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Aspargusman View Post
would someone be as generous as to send a paid copy to a friend? i think it hard to imagine someone paying for an expensive game and then gifting it, not being the guy's birthday or something.
I've done this, though it wasn't a game. It was rather expensive - enough to use all of the gift card for one app.

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Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
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03-23-2010, 04:05 PM
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Thread from yesterday same article: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=49205