hey just incase anyone is still wondering about this, This Article provides a working walkthrough of how to create an apple id and select the "none" option. you MUST create it via iTunes app store, following the instructions exactly. you cannot use an existing account or an e-mail address already used for an apple id. after you create the apple id in iTunes, the id can be used for free downloads from iTunes store, Mac osx app store, ipod/ipad app store, ect. but again IT MUST BE CREATED IN ITUNES, creating it anywhere else will not allow the "none" option.
i am using the most current updates of iTunes and Mac App store. and this worked for me
http://10minutemail.com can be used to get a free e-mail with no registration if yours is tied up in an existing apple id and you dont want to make a new one. just remember to write it down somewhere because they are hard to remember.
i hope this helped someone
Well I'm new to anything i apple, would never buy one myself but for work I can confirm that on a new Ipad3 I was eventualy able to get the "none" option for payment. Full reset, new email account on hotmail used, gave it a name, address,& tel no, not exactly correct of course. Now playing temple run which was the free app we chose. Have fun. hardest part was logging in here and having to enter the password 4 times before I could post
Yep, it works, but it is quite silly still though. It states "If you have registered your product or used any Apple services, you should follow this article to use an existing Apple ID with the iTunes Store or Mac App Store."
However, this option DOES NOT work, as it provides no way to use an existing Apple ID without a credit card. Hence, I was forced to create a second Apple ID account to access the App Store, even though it seems they themselves wants us to have only one Apple ID (sentence just before my quote clearly states exactly that). The level of stupidity in this system is quite amazing. It makes absolutely no sense that they should need my credit card in order for me to get free apps (other than to make future purchases more likely).