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iTunes store design

Got my daughter an iPod for xmas, and I wanted to set up an "allowance account" through iTunes so she can download songs.

http://www.apple.com/itunes/store/

Yep, there's the description of it. Now how do I do it?

I'm *guessing* I have to download the software to do it. Not that it says that anywhere. And that's a pretty poor design - dad wants to set an online allowance for his kid, *Dad* has to install iTunes? Tsk.

Well, I'm off to install it. Just wanted to share. :)

Philo

Philo
Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Not sure the point, but if it's that the apple web site is poorly organized and laid out, I agree with you.

Dennis Atkins
Wednesday, December 24, 2003

From here...

http://www.apple.com/itunes/overview.html

...I found this...

https://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/72104/wo/9Q2dOOhf1Wz82wON0HMT6eGBWSy/0.

...is that what you're looking for? I'm not sure.

NC
Wednesday, December 24, 2003

No, but thanks.

...and my point exactly. :-)

Philo

Philo
Wednesday, December 24, 2003

http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

"iTunes 4 is the best software jukebox in the world, with a great music store inside."

You download the software.

www.MarkTAW.com
Thursday, December 25, 2003

Just download the software and be happy with iTunes. Maybe one day you'll get yourself an iPod.

Trogdor
Thursday, December 25, 2003

s'okay - no rush. Idiot that I am I forgot that Jobs used the iPod for another crusade, and I didn't buy a firewire-USB adapter.

Philo

Philo
Thursday, December 25, 2003

How could it be for a crusade? Apple was on the USB bandwagon before PCs, just as they were on the Firewire bandwagon before PCs. They don't have a vested interesting in killing one at the expense of another.

(Besides, I thought the new Windows friendly iPod came with USB capabilities... no?)

Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
Thursday, December 25, 2003

"Syncing with USB 2.0 (Windows-only) requires optional USB 2.0 + FireWire Cable."

My apologies about the crusade comment - I was basing my opinion about the iPod's firewire bias on the whole "iMac doesn't come with a floppy drive because Steve Jobs thinks floppies are passe" thing of 1999.

I'm still annoyed it didn't come with the USB cable, but of course it's my job to make sure I get the appropriate interfaces necessary for any hardware purchase.

Philo

Philo
Thursday, December 25, 2003

Hope your daughter wasn't too disappointed!

James'Smiler' Farrer
Friday, December 26, 2003

When I go to the store.apple.com site, I see two links to buy gift certificates.  Both are in the right column.  The first is a text link in the list of top ten sellers.  The second, further down the page, is a graphic of a gift certificate with the text "Give the Gift of Music."  Clicking either one takes you to a page that allows you to specify the sender, the receiver, the receiver's e-mail address, the amount, and a personal message.  If you fill those form elements and continue, you see your shopping cart and can checkout.  Doesn't look like iTunes (or a windows/mac box) is required...

jburka
Tuesday, December 30, 2003

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