With the launch of iOS 6, users lost the ability to gift apps to others directly from the App Store, with users required to turn to the desktop version of iTunes if they wished to send an app gift. But as noted by iFun [Google translation], Apple has now quietly updated the share button in the iOS 6 App Store to include the option to gift paid apps.

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Not only are users once again able to gift apps, but they can now schedule delivery of their gifts, up to 90 days in the future.

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Top Rated Comments

maattp Avatar
123 months ago
Glad I did not upgrade to iOS 6. Clearly a lot of loose ends for Apple to wrap up.

Oh yes clearly. Cause, you know, gifting apps is a MUST HAVE feature. /sarcasm
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jessica Lares Avatar
123 months ago
#2 post =). I now can spend my apple gift card i got for christmas 2 years ago, on people this year :)

You actually can't gift apps with allowances/gift certificates.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cclloyd Avatar
123 months ago
Security flaw: I can send gifts without it asking for password...

Who's to say someone doesn't just gift themselves a ton of apps.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
akbarali.ch Avatar
123 months ago
i'm glad it came back, but i wonder what calculation and evaluation went into by the apples thinkers to yanked it out. I dont think any sane guy or any amount logical thinking would ever come to decision of removing such a feature.

It all seems that one day someone at Apple got up and thought lets do some editing. just like i do once in while with icons on my desktop. drag them to the trash!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KdParker Avatar
123 months ago
glad it is back...wonder why they removed it?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kirky29 Avatar
123 months ago
Why can't we do this on the Mac App Store...?

I want to buy Logic for somebody...annoying :)
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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