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Apple enables user to send mobile applications as gifts

March 23, 2010 |  4:28 pm

Apple present

Ever had a really cool app that you wanted to buy for someone you know? Maybe a really cool photo app or a security app, perhaps? Now Apple has made this possible.

By clicking on the "Buy App" drop-down box in the desktop version of the App Store, users can now select "Gift This App," which allows the user to input the recipient's name, e-mail address and send a message up to 500 characters. The purchase is charged to the user's credit card.

The new feature is noted in Apple's App Store Terms & Conditions, which pops up upon attempting to buy an application.

-- Zohreen Adamjee