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  • randName Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    From what I gather, existing accounts will not have the option of "no credit card"

    I followed the instructions on TUAW (opening a new account) and apparently I could choose the "None" option, regardless of country.

    I have a feeling it's just an overlooked bug (albeit an extremely frustrating one)
  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (32,245 points)
    From what I gather, existing accounts will not have the option of "no credit card"

    Not true. Please do not spread this around.

    What is not apparent to some folks is that they should use their iTunes account ID if they already have one, and not use their Apple ID if it is different from their iTunes ID. The configuration of your iTunes account is what the App Store account uses and I have spent the first day of the new App Store experiementing with the different senarios folks have posted here in this new forum with my account and it works perfectly.

    What I would suggest is that if someone who wishes to use the new App Store does not have an iTunes account, then go to iTunes Store first and establish an account there. Configure the iTunes account as you want to use it, with a bank card or without a bank card, 1-click shopping or password restricted shopping, etc. After the iTunes account is set up to your liking then open the App Store and sign in with your iTunes account ID and password.


    Dah•veed

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,485 points)
    Due to recent issues with unauthorized users getting into iTunes accounts, users have needed to verify accounts by adding a credit card.
    Once the account is verified, the CC info can be removed.
  • PoisonArrowFrog Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My iTunes account is my Apple ID, so that shouldn't make a difference. Besides, I don't get why adding payment information to an account improves security, especially if it is only necessary for the Mac App Store.
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,485 points)
    Besides, I don't get why adding payment information to an account improves security

    They can verify your CC account info matches your iTunes account info.
    If your Mac App store/iTunes ID address is in Toronto and the CC is from Geneva, they don't match.
    especially if it is only necessary for the Mac App Store.

    It's necessary for the iTunes store also (but it is the same account).
  • PoisonArrowFrog Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well I guess so, although I have no idea why anyone would do that. But you're wrong about the iTunes store, because I can still download free apps, in iTunes and on iOS. What I don't understand is why some people are able to download apps even without payment information.
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,485 points)
    But you're wrong about the iTunes store,

    No. I did not have to enter any info in teh Mac App store except my password. It showed the correct info & card balance that I have in the iTunes store.
    What I don't understand is why some people are able to download apps even without payment information.

    Because their accounts are already verified.

    I don't have any payment information and I can download apps.
  • CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,565 points)
    Chris CA wrote:
    Due to *recent issues with unauthorized users getting into iTunes accounts,* users have needed to verify accounts *by adding a credit card.*

    If you need a password to access an iTunes account, how are these unauthorized users getting in?




    Once the account is verified, the CC info can be removed.

    If you do not own a cc, you cannot use the App Store?
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,485 points)
    If you need a password to access an iTunes account, how are these unauthorized users getting in?

    Dunno.
    If you do not own a cc, you cannot use the App Store?

    No.
    You can use a gift card.
  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (15,120 points)
    So I have to get an iTune account to get free apps from the AppStore? This is insane!!!
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,485 points)
    So I have to get an iTune account to get free apps from the AppStore?

    Yes.
    This is insane!!!

    Why?
    Who is the download going to go to if you do not have an account?
  • CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,565 points)
    Looks like whenever I decide to download this latest os update, I will be SOL regarding the App Store.. I do not use cc nor do I have iTunes gift cards.


    Apple should remove http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2534 from their site.
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,485 points)
    Do you already have an iTunes account?
    Apple should remove http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2534 from their site.

    Why? It works fine.
  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (32,245 points)
    Chris I am not going to create a dummy account to test, but I do not think that you have to have a bank card to open and set up an iTunes account, nor must you maintain a bank card. Because of the very issue of hackers that you have pointed out, I do not maintain a bank card in my account. I enter the info when I wish to buy something and remove it immediately afterward. I have no issues using iTunes Store or the App Store with my account.
  • PoisonArrowFrog Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Look, all I know is that I have my iTunes account/Apple ID for about 3 years or so. I've created it the way the above tutorial explains. I've used gift cards succesfully. I'm able to buy anything I want from the iTunes store and iOS app store using my remaining credit. In the Mac App store I can see my remaining credit. Chris, could you please explain to me what you did so your account is "verified" and mine is not?
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