Apple has extended and expanded its 10 to 15 percent bonus offer when adding funds directly to an Apple ID account.

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The offer was initially available in the U.S. only and set to expire December 20, but the bonus is now available through December 24 in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom, according to Thrifter.

The bonus can be applied once on up to $200 in Apple ID funds, which can be used towards purchases on the iTunes Store, Apple Books Store, App Store, a recurring iCloud storage subscription, and so forth.

To add funds directly to an Apple ID, go to Settings > Your Name > iTunes & App Store and tap your Apple ID > View Apple ID. Sign in if necessary, tap "Add Funds to Apple ID," tap the amount that you want to add, and confirm your selection. There's also a shortcut available at the bottom of the App Store.

Or, in iTunes on a Mac or PC, click on Account > View My Account… in the menu bar and then click on the Add Funds to Apple ID link. Adding funds requires a valid payment method on file and is particularly useful for prepaid credit cards.

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Friend Trend Avatar
40 months ago
Seems like a good way to get a cash advance and prop up an unexpectedly bad quarter.
Under GAAP accounting rules they can't book it as revenue until a purchase is made from the funds, so it has nothing to do with propping up the quarter (other than that people will be more apt to buy something once the funds are in their account!)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ploki Avatar
40 months ago
my country doesn't get squat again. thanks apple
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ipedro Avatar
40 months ago
Seems like a good way to get a cash advance and prop up an unexpectedly bad quarter.

If it's as it looks and the iPhone era is past its peak, Apple might need to speed up their plans for its successor as a flagship product and driver of growth.

It's clear that that is wearables. Apple Watch, AirPods and the yet unannounced Augmented Reality Glasses.

Now, in its 4th generation, the Apple Watch is at the point where the iPhone 4 was, on the verge of explosive growth and becoming ubiquitous. It's easy to forget but the iPhone was, prior to that, an expensive niche product. Tech enthusiasts bought it, but your regular person on the street got by just fine with a flip phone. With the iPhone 3GS, it had started to creep into regular use and by iPhone 4, everyone started to want one. That's where the Apple Watch 4 is at. I'm seeing it everywhere, even on friends who are definitely not considered techies.

Wearables grew 60% this year. When was the last time the iPhone grew that much? Yep, back around the Phone 4 and the 4s. Yet, wearables revenue is still 20 times smaller than the iPhone and so that's where Apple will have plenty of room to grow over the next decade. Given that they introduced a series of next generation iPhones with major changes and sales are flat or dying, I believe we'll see an earlier than expected push for the next generation of Apple products beyond the iPhone.

If Apple wasn't planning on introducing the Apple Glasses yet until 2020, as has been rumoured, I bet that's going to get pushed up and we'll see them at WWDC in 2019. Look for a big focus on Apple Watch in 2019.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ploki Avatar
40 months ago
Out of interest, what $200 piece of software were you looking to purchase from the Mac App Store, but chose not to as you didn’t save $20?
None, I'd load 200€ on the account to get 20-30€ free, I'm going to spend it eventually.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
haruhiko Avatar
40 months ago
my country doesn't get squat again. thanks apple
Same here. Instead, we have the stupid trade in deal.
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Out of interest, what $200 piece of software were you looking to purchase from the Mac App Store, but chose not to as you didn’t save $20?
iCloud storage is the best use of the iTunes credit.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
seanoo Avatar
40 months ago
Seems like a good way to get a cash advance and prop up an unexpectedly bad quarter.

If it's as it looks and the iPhone era is past its peak, Apple might need to speed up their plans for its successor as a flagship product and driver of growth.

It's clear that that is wearables. Apple Watch, AirPods and the yet unannounced Augmented Reality Glasses.

Now, in its 4th generation, the Apple Watch is at the point where the iPhone 4 was, on the verge of explosive growth and becoming ubiquitous. It's easy to forget but the iPhone was, prior to that, an expensive niche product. Tech enthusiasts bought it, but your regular person on the street got by just fine with a flip phone. With the iPhone 3GS, it had started to creep into regular use and by iPhone 4, everyone started to want one. That's where the Apple Watch 4 is at. I'm seeing it everywhere, even on friends who are definitely not considered techies.

Wearables grew 60% this year. When was the last time the iPhone grew that much? Yep, back around the Phone 4 and the 4s. Yet, wearables revenue is still 20 times smaller than the iPhone and so that's where Apple will have plenty of room to grow over the next decade. Given that they introduced a series of next generation iPhones with major changes and sales are flat or dying, I believe we'll see an earlier than expected push for the next generation of Apple products beyond the iPhone.

If Apple wasn't planning on introducing the Apple Glasses yet until 2020, as has been rumoured, I bet that's going to get pushed up and we'll see them at WWDC in 2019. Look for a big focus on Apple Watch in 2019.
I agree with everything you're saying in sentiment and principle, but I don't know that it's reasonable to presume that the glasses (or whatever form their next big ticket development takes) can be pushed up a full year (again, hinging on the assumption of a move from a June 2010 WWDC to a June 2019 WWDC). That would more than halve the remaining r&d, tooling and production time. What would the product have to sacrifice to get there? Plus, I think Apple has a lot more groundwork to go in conveying its focus on privacy/user rights to the broader public (I agree with the broader points made in https://9to5mac.com/2018/12/19/apple-privacy/) before people are cool wearing an on-by-default camera on their head in numbers much greater than google glass pulled.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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