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Apple Gift Card RANT

Finally the best time of the year is officially here, The Holiday Season. For many people, it can be a pain to decide what to get your friends or family. So most people would go for the traditional gift card to give to someone as a gift.

However if your recipient is heavily part of the Apple Ecosystem, where they only buy products from Apple, buy media from Apple iTunes, they already have a iPhone, iPad or another iOS device that can access the Apple App Store. Your first instinct would be to buy them a iTunes Gift Card, but they will realize that they can't buy apps for their iPhone with the iTunes Gift Card you got them. So then they wished you had got them a App Store Gift Card instead of a iTunes Card.

Apple could have avoided this mess if they had created a system where you can buy just one type of card, maybe call it the "Apple Card" and with that Apple Card, you could buy stuff from the App Store, iTunes Store or iBooks Store without having to buy separate gift card. This system would have shown less confusion and frustration to people who have a Gift Card (either App, iTunes or iBooks Store). This idea of a "Apple Card" would have gone with Apple's simplicity idea to everything. However Apple has not realized this idea that i have clearly laid out. And that is the conclusion to my first rant on TheCanadianTechie. I hope you have enjoyed it.



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