In this digital world where there are many similar digital products, it is very possible to misunderstand or mistake one product for another.
Apple users enjoy a lot of benefits through the various digital content, hardware and gadgets available on the Apple Store and iTunes Store. To have access to or buy from either the Apple Store or the iTunes Store, one needs an iTunes Card or an Apple Store Card with a sufficient balance.
However, Apple Store Gift Cards and iTunes Gift Cards are not the same, though many often confuse them to be the same because they’re both stores on Apple devices. Truth is, there are some differences between Apple Cards and iTunes Gift Cards and this is what this article intends to show you. Before highlighting the differences between them, it’s important to know what an Apple Card and an iTunes Gift Card are.
What Is An Apple Card?
Apple Cards are acquired credit that can be used to purchase a variety of goods and services from the Apple Store. It gives the holder full power to purchase a variety of goods from any Apple Store.
One can use an Apple gift card to purchase iPhones, iPods, MacBooks, and other Apple products from any Apple retail store. Apple Cards are issued as either physical cards or as E-codes and the money denominations normally range from $5 to up to $200.
You can trade your Apple Card for cash or crypto with ease in case you do not wish to redeem it on the Apple Store.
What Is An iTunes Gift Card
An iTunes Gift Card is a pre-paid credit in the form of a card for the purchase of Apple’s digital services. This gives access to the iTunes Store, as well as all of Apple’s media. It grants you access to Apple’s online store, where you can purchase music, movies, apps, software, services etc. Itunes Gift Cards can only be used to purchase Apple’s virtual products and services. You can never use it to buy physical hardware or accessories.
iTunes Gift Cards can also be used to subscribe to Apple Music and other Apple services. It is normally issued in two formats, the physical form and the E-codes format, from the denomination of about $5 to $200.
It’s possible to sell your iTunes Card for naira, cedis or Bitcoin when you don’t feel the need to use them on the iTunes Store anymore.
Apple Card Vs iTunes Gift Card
These two gift cards, though issued and owned by the same company, that is, Apple, have some characteristics that distinguish them from one another, which are;
- The Apple Card can be redeemed in-store and online while the iTunes Gift Card can only be redeemed online at the iTunes store.
- Apple Cards can only be used to purchase Apple hardware such as iPhones, iPods etc on any Apple retail store or online store but iTunes Gift Card is solely used to purchase all digital content on the iTunes Store, such as music, apps, movies, software etc.
Now that you’ve known the differences between these cards, you may make better consideration while buying any of them, based on what you need exactly and the limitation surrounding them.