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  • djonsen Calculating status...
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    Jan 21, 2013 10:02 AM (in response to lin_d)

    Try Apple's business volume licensing program:

     

    http://www.apple.com/business/vpp/

     

    May be just the ticket for you...

  • d.nicholls Calculating status...
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    Jan 28, 2013 12:21 PM (in response to Dah•veed)

    So what? EULAs are just EULAs; it's not a problem with their argument, but with the EULA to begin with.

  • Rbaez Calculating status...
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    Jan 28, 2013 12:31 PM (in response to Lan_Holmes)

    I believe the only way you can would have to be by logging in as the user and redownloading it on a different device or having them connect to your macbook to transfer it

  • violinj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 28, 2013 10:41 PM (in response to Lan_Holmes)

    If you kept a copy of the apps in your iTunes library all you have to do is drag the app into your iPad section of iTunes. If i am correct there is no id required.

  • KJR1 Calculating status...
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    Jan 30, 2013 4:10 AM (in response to Demo)

    @DEMO

     

    Maybe someone like you that has lots of points can talk to someone at Apple that makes the rules.  I have two accounts, both are mine using the same credit card.

     

    Started with one, got the second one a few years ago when my iphone was stolen. Apparently, back a few months ago I got an email notice to upgrade to icloud. 

     

    Must have gotten a notice for the older me.com account also.  And now realize my contacts and text are all mixed up.  It's a pain having itunes on one and everything else on the other.  I've called Apple several times but no luck...... they say there's no way to combine the two accounts.  Ridiculous.

  • joedegen Calculating status...
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    Feb 8, 2013 8:16 AM (in response to NMJH)

    in this case if there is an update do i need to enter her password ?

    thanks in advance

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,585 points)
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    Feb 8, 2013 8:20 AM (in response to joedegen)

    An update would require the ID and password of the person who bought the app.

    Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), iPad 4, iPhone 5 (iOS 6.1)
  • monkey_4150 Calculating status...
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    Feb 16, 2013 10:08 AM (in response to rbrylawski)

    I have something to ask you, since you seem to be active on the forums. My friend, really wanted the minecraft full version on his iPad but he did not want to pay for it. Someone at his school had payed for it already and signed into their APPLE ID on his iPad and downloaded it for free on his iPad. I told him this was against the terms of use and he said I don't care. Is this against the terms of use?

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,585 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 10:17 AM (in response to monkey_4150)

    Yes, it is against the Terms of Use, it is software pirating.

    Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), iPad 4, iPhone 5 (iOS 6.1)
  • brachiator Calculating status...
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    Feb 16, 2013 11:06 AM (in response to monkey_4150)

    @monkey_4150: If you weren't sure whether this scenario was against the Terms of Use, why did you offer the legal advice to your friend it was against the Terms of Use?

     

    The relevant Terms of Use appear to be found here: http://www.apple.com/legal/itunes/us/terms.html#APPS  In pertinent part, the Terms read as follows (emphasis supplied):

     

    APP STORE PRODUCT USAGE RULES

    If you are an individual acting in your personal capacity, you may download and sync an App Store Product for personal, noncommercial use on any iOS Device you own or control.

    (ii) If you are a commercial enterprise or educational institution, you may download and sync an App Store Product for use by either (a) a single individual on one or more iOS Devices used by that individual that you own or control or (b) multiple individuals, on a single shared iOS Device you own or control. For example, a single employee may use an App Store Product on both the employee's iPhone and iPad, or multiple students may serially use an App Store Product on a single iPad located at a resource center or library. For the sake of clarity, each iOS Device used serially by multiple users requires a separate license.

    (iii) You shall be able to store App Store Products from up to five different Accounts at a time on a compatible iOS Device.

    (iv) You shall be able to manually sync App Store Products from at least one iTunes-authorized device to iOS Devices that have manual sync mode, provided that the App Store Product is associated with an Account on the primary iTunes-authorized device, where the primary iTunes-authorized device is the one that was first synced with the iOS Device or the one that you subsequently designate as primary using the iTunes application.

    Arguably, the Terms quoted above (especially those related to commercial or educational entities) imply that a person may use her access to the App Store under her Apple ID only for her own use of the app(s) in question. This is only an implication, however, and your friends are presumably neither commercial entities nor educational entities.

     

    Therefore, the question would seem to turn on the meaning of the words "personal" and "control." Is Friend B's personal use of Minecraft on her iPad sufficiently "personal" use to constitute the "personal, noncommercial use" described in clause (i)? Does Friend A sufficiently "control" Friend B's iPad to fulfill the requirement that the use of his Apple ID-purchased copy of Minecraft is used on an iPad that she "own[s] or control[s]"? Note that Friend A need not own Friend B's iPad—the fact that mere "control" is also a sufficient circumstance indicates that Friend B may own her own iPad.

     

    As I responded to Dah•veed, in essence, Apple allows the use under one Apple ID of apps on multiple devices. Clause (iii) specifically allows the inverse: the use (well, at least, "storage") of apps from multiple Apple IDs on one device. This clause says nothing about the multiple Apple IDs all belonging to the owner, controller, or user of that iPad. It seems to me, then, that you might be allowed, for example, to put Documents to Go on your iPad and the iPads of your two smartest friends, so that they could receive and provide you with edits on a novel you are writing in MS Word format. How does the Minecraft scenario differ? What if the Minecraft transfer were to allow Friend B to learn Minecraft so as to instruct Friend A how to better play the game?

  • Dr.Saif Calculating status...
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    Feb 17, 2013 4:15 AM (in response to Lan_Holmes)

    Hello Friends...

            After Reading To Reviews,send by the Members..I came to Conclusion that, None Of The Methods have been

            Applicable to Tranfer the Apps From One ID to Another..Moreover, there are certain limitations for the Transfer

            Also, I would like ask U all Guys...that, in iTunes,they have given Option fr Authorizing....Only "Computers"

            And Not "Accounts/ID's"...Why This So...???...Basically,If someone is Die-Hard-Fan Of Apple Products..

            Then Where is the Flexibility gone...??..Ultimately, there must be some way,out of it.

                    Its Like, One should be Happy...With What You Have....!!!!..If Suppose, I hv my Bro's A/c and wanna

             get his Apps...Thn I Hv to log in through his ID..And wanna Transfer It..Its NOT POSSIBLE...!!!

     

             Can Somebody Give An Expalantion....???....Please.....!!!!!

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,585 points)
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    Feb 17, 2013 7:00 AM (in response to Dr.Saif)

    If Suppose, I hv my Bro's A/c and wanna get his Apps...Thn I Hv to log in through his ID..And wanna Transfer It..Its NOT POSSIBLE...!!!

    Because the Apple Terms of Use do not allow you to steal your brother's content. I you want legal copies of the same content, then buy your own content. As far as Apple is concerned, your brother's content is not your content and it cannot be legally shared the way you want to share it.

    Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), iPad 4, iPhone 5 (iOS 6.1)
  • Slp2go Calculating status...
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    Feb 22, 2013 1:49 PM (in response to Lan_Holmes)

    I am retiring in May and have an ipad that belongs to the school.  I will no longer need Speech Pathology apps  and even though I purchased them myself with my itunes account (my district would not purchase them and even if they did, it would have been on our personal accounts) I will NOT need them.  It is a shame the new therapist will not be able to keep my apps on this device.  My students use these apps.  Their data is stored on my device.  I would like a continuium of services. For Apple to be a self proclaimed "educational leader" this particular policy of non transfer of apps is counterproductive.  It is not "copying" apps - (yes, as old as I am, I know about bump technology). It is letting my apps stay with my students, transferring....not stealing.   I plan on leaving a large quantity of therapy materials, books and games as well.  NEVER would anyone accuse the new therapist of stealing these things even though they were purchased by me and will even have my name on them.   Shame shame on Apple - you are hindering the education of students who need thoe most help!!

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,585 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 2:09 PM (in response to Slp2go)

    You're a bit thick for an educator.

    my district would not purchase them and even if they did, it would have been on our personal accounts

    There is the culprit. Shame, shame on your school district - it is hindering the education of students who need the most help!!

     

    There are Apple programs for educational orgs to properly buy apps that are then licensed to the district and stay with the district when teachers and other professionals change. Don't come here pointing the finger of shame at Apple, there are three others pointing right back at you.

    Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), iPad 4, iPhone 5 (iOS 6.1)
  • Slp2go Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 2:18 PM (in response to Lan_Holmes)

    I can see why you get ZERO likes on your responses.  Rude and crude.  Like all teachers I spend my own money to make sure my students have adequate materials.  Maybe your kids go to an affluent school (hopefully you don't have any).  It doesnt matter that your remarks are and have been those of a bully.  The onous is on Apple and the analogy of cars and coffee cups is spot on.

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