Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2013 9:20 AM (in response to TehYoyo)
OK so I ended up calling Apple. Luckily, my rep, Kevin, helped me without making me cough up for their own mistake.
That was nice of him. Still crappy policy, Apple.
Go to the iTunes store w/out signing in.
Find some free (or paid, if you want it) app MADE BY APPLE (THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING). He recommended iBooks b/c it's free.
Download the app (Click "Free").
Click Create New Account in the dialog box that pops up.
Go through the forms until you get to Payment options.
The "none" option should be there.
Done. You need to start with an app that is MADE BY APPLE.
Please reference this post when answering future questions.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 17, 2013 8:55 PM (in response to TehYoyo)
TehYoyo was right i used to create apple id account for my friend, coz they don't know how to do it
you need to choose free app for me twitter app work just fine.
also setting up your age to 16 will give U the "None" option
I have been doing this for year wonder why everyone else doesn't know about it.
hope it helps
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2014 6:02 AM (in response to Studio_two)
You MUST create your Apple ID in this specific order:
1) Startup iTunes
2) Go to to the iTunes Store
3) Go to the "App Store" and select "Get Free Apps" from the drop down list
3) Select a Free App (eg iBooks)
4) When you attempt to purchase the App, you will be asked to "Sign in to the iTunes Store"
5) Click "Create Apple ID" and follow the process. In this way, you will be presented with a "None" option for Credit Card Payments.
It worked for me.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2014 12:47 PM (in response to Studio_two)
Followed instructions to the letter and it did not work for me.
Not sure why I have to enter credit card information just to download updates to the Apple software that was on my computer when I bought it.