Apple set to open Mac App Store at noon Eastern on Thursday - report



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    blah64blah64 Posts: 993member
    Originally Posted by SixteenOne View Post

    I take it that the App Store will still tie into your iTunes account, therefore you could still walk into a store and purchase an iTunes Card and then redeem this against your account - you dont need a credit card to have an iTunes Account. And some stores in the UK have a 2 x £15 for £20 from time to time, so another 3rd off :-)

    Yeah, that's why I said "most people", which probably read a little funny without context, so I'll explain. Unless the process has changed, it was rather tricky to create an account with a gift card without attaching it to a credit card. I asked at our local Apple store, and the sales person didn't think it was possible. But after I persisted they asked another sales person. That person also didn't think it was possible, but eventually they asked a store guru, who said it was possible, but required going through the process very carefully and IIRC doing something odd and counter-intuitive at some point. Sorry about not being more specific, but it's been quite some time back and I've forgotten the details (I should have done a little net searching before typing this!). In any case, I don't think most people know about this, and if the sales staff at the Apple stores are saying it's not possible, I think most people will just take their word for it.

    Personally, I very much appreciate that this is possible, for without it I would not own my iPod Touch(s) and many apps.

    Has anyone here in the U.S. created an account with only a gift card recently? Is it easier than it used to be?

    And WOW on the 2x£15 for £20! Has anyone seen that kind of deal here in the U.S.??

    Originally Posted by SixteenOne View Post

    The bonus about digital downloads is that it will never get lost, never get scratched and you cant lend it to your mate to never see it again, I only use my DVD drive now a days to burn the occasional DVD Disk, since having my Macbook Pro for other a year - I haven't installed a single App via the drive.

    But as mentioned earlier, you can't sell it to someone else! ;-) Seriously though, I don't think this is a huge deal because very little software is sold after one is done with it. Usually at that point it's just old and irrelevant. But in some cases it could be a downside.

    Originally Posted by SixteenOne View Post

    One big concern though with the Appstore is: does this mean the end of MacHeist and the like ??? :-(

    Good question. That would be unfortunate.
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