Apple To End Another Program

Posted: Apr 15 2016, 9:28am CDT | by , in News | Apple

Apple to End Another Program
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This time, it is the iTunes Allowances program.

Since October 2003, Apple iTunes Allowances has been a resource for parents whose children have iPhones or iPods. They have decided to do this because there are other things that can do what iTunes Allowances does, and it is taking too much time for something that might not got used regularly by most people.

iTunes Allowances were created so that parents could automatically deposit funds into the iTunes Music Store accounts of their children each month. This was done to limit the amount of money that children could spend on iTunes to a specific amount, usually between $10 and $50 each month.

No one can create an iTunes Allowance account anymore. People who have one should know that all existing ITunes Allowance accounts will be cancelled on May 25, 2016. Any more that is left over in the account will remain there until it is used, however no new money will be added to the account, accoding to Tech Crunch.

For people who still used the account, Apple offers up some suggestions for options. Or, if this is the first time you are hearing about it and think it's a good idea, you can try some of the other options. Family Sharing allows up to six people within a family to share each other’s App Store purchases, iBooks, and iTunes without sharing accounts. Parents can pay for family purchases with the same credit card and are even able to approve spending right from their device.

Another suggestion is one that a lot of people probably already do, using iTunes Gifts. A parent can give their child amounts of money or they can gift books, audiobooks, TV shows, movies, music, and even apps through the different stores.

Parents could also buy gift cards at their local big box stores.

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