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.

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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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gmanist1000 Avatar
147 months ago
Bring this functionality to the iPhone, please! :apple:
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
r2shyyou Avatar
147 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.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wknapp0924 Avatar
147 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.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Redbeard25 Avatar
147 months ago
HOORAY! It's finally 2012!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kaibelf Avatar
147 months ago
Okay THAT is very nice.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iPhil Avatar
147 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
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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