Gifting Apps in iOS 6 Returns!

Just in time for (virtual) gift giving, Apple has just (and with the usual lack of fanfare) turned back on the ability to gift apps through the iOS App Store

Mark over at 9to5Mac spotted the return and noticed that you can send gifts up to 90 days in the future. Great for if you’re giving an iPad to someone and want to pre-load it with great apps, but don’t want to spoil the surprise.


Finding the gift giving action is a little tricky. You have to tap the “do more stuff” icon (where you’d tweet or mail a link to the app) where you’ll see the gift box icon. Mark kindly made an image showing you how it works:

App gifting ios 6

Simple as that.

Now that we can give gifts via our devices again, what would be the first app you’d gift to someone (remember free apps don’t count)?