For years, some folks have faced a bit of confusion over which type of Apple Gift Card they should buy. Should it be an App Store card or an Apple Store card? Now it doesn’t matter. Apple has introduced new do-it-all Apple Gift Cards.
Before today, Apple Store Gift Cards were used for purchasing products and accessories in Apple Retail Stores or in Apple’s online store. Meanwhile, App Store and iTunes Gift Cards were to be used only for digital purchases from Apple’s services, such as the App Store, iTunes movie and music purchases, Apple Music, Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+.
This was confusing for many customers, which led to customers purchasing an Apple Store Gift Card when their recipients really wanted an App Store card, and vice versa. Apple even went so far as to create a support page that explained the difference.
Customers can now visit Apple’s new unified Gift Cards site to buy one universal card by email or mail. Cards are available on 8 different designs featuring the Apple logo and are available in the standard $25, $50, $100 amounts, as well as customer amounts. New cards will also be available in physical Apple Stores.
Old gift cards are still valid and will continue to be valid for the products or services they were originally intended for.