Apple has introduced new prepaid cards in several European countries, including Germany. Under the “Gift Card for Everything from Apple,” it appears to replace previous cards that could only be used for digital goods like the App Store and iTunes. Buyers of old cards, which were available from retailers in many places, fear that past discount campaigns are becoming a thing of the past.
Apple made the change to the new credit card in the US two years ago. The new cards are denominated in denominations of 25, 50 and 100 euros. It is also possible to choose a freely selectable amount between 10 and 250 euros, as the cards are sent electronically by e-mail. What’s new is that the devices can also be purchased at the Apple Store or online from the Apple Online Store. Since 2018, it has been possible to add credit to your Apple ID online.
Any future discounts?
The change means the credit can now be used more flexibly. However, there are already critical voices, because many of them also bought App Store and iTunes cards for their own use. The reason was discount campaigns, which meant that the cards could be used to buy cheaper digital apps and media. According to users, these discounts have been rare for quite some time now. They now fear that Apple will not offer a discount in terms of hardware.
Apple Gift Cards are only valid for purchases of products and services from the Apple Store, the Apple Store app, Apple.com, the App Store, iTunes, Apple Music, Apple TV, Apple Books, and other Apple retail outlets.