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iTunes 11 Store Adds Gift Card Redemption Via Camera

In Apple's just-released iTunes 11, users visiting the iTunes Store to redeem gift cards have a new option allowing them to simply take a photo of the code on the back of the card with their computer's camera in order to redeem their cards.


The option, which requires a card containing a box around the code to assist with recognition, allows users to quickly and easily redeem gift cards without having to worry about accurately typing in the unique 16-character code. Users are also still allowed to enter their codes manually for redemption.

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24 months ago
Bring this functionality to the iPhone, please! :apple:
Rating: 12 Votes
24 months ago
Small but very reasonable addition.

Bring this functionality to the iPhone, please! :apple:


Agreed. I can see this coming soon, iOS 6.1, if I had to guess.
Rating: 6 Votes
24 months ago
HOORAY! It's finally 2012!
Rating: 4 Votes
24 months ago
Okay THAT is very nice.
Rating: 4 Votes
24 months ago

I'd love it if this applied to those '(App|Song|Book|Video) of the week' paper cards you can get at Starbucks. I usually pick one up but so seldom redeem them because the code is a pain in the tookus.


Download the Starbucks App and all the free picks get emailed right to the app and you can click the link to download instantly.
Rating: 4 Votes
24 months ago
I'd love it if this applied to those '(App|Song|Book|Video) of the week' paper cards you can get at Starbucks. I usually pick one up but so seldom redeem them because the code is a pain in the tookus.
Rating: 2 Votes
24 months ago

Download the Starbucks App and all the free picks get emailed right to the app and you can click the link to download instantly.


I had 6 free songs in the star bucks msg center and just click on the iTunes icon = Bam easy download- No sign in etc ... :o
Rating: 2 Votes
23 months ago

Great new feature! Using technology to make people's lives easier. :):apple::)
If you scratch a bit too hard, you sometimes make the numbers/letters illegible; has that been addressed yet?


I just got an iTunes gift card, the new ones say to scratch or peel label off, so I peeled it off, it came off easily, no issues.
Rating: 1 Votes
23 months ago

You must be doing something wrong cause I just used it today... redeemed my first card manually and the second one I remembered about this feature and tried it out... worked perfectly! I thought it might be using the barcode or something so I blocked it and it still read the code.

Oh and to the person scratching it, all the new cards I've seen have a peel away sticker. :)



Works here in Canada as well.


He's NOT doing anything wrong. I don't have the camera option either and there are a bunch of threads in Apple support with the same problem.
Rating: 1 Votes
23 months ago

Camera option is NOT there:confused:


You must be doing something wrong cause I just used it today... redeemed my first card manually and the second one I remembered about this feature and tried it out... worked perfectly! I thought it might be using the barcode or something so I blocked it and it still read the code.

Oh and to the person scratching it, all the new cards I've seen have a peel away sticker. :)

I don't see the option to select "camera" either, in Australia.

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can confirm, after now logging into the USA store, which i also have an account for, that the camera options seems to be for the USA store only. It's showing now, where as in the australian store, it didn't give the option :(
why of why??


Works here in Canada as well.
Rating: 1 Votes

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