I have redeemed several hundred dollars of iTunes money to my Apple account. Is there any any app(s) in the store that allow you to pay for something (at a high price of course, due to Apple’s fees) that can be shipped to your door (and potentially re-sold) with iTunes credit?

Is this allowed in Apple’s App Store Terms of Services, or are all In-App Purchases intended to cover some digital artefacts?

If so, do apps allow you to buy currency which is in turn redeemable for something tangible or exchangeable?

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iTunes Store credit can be used only for purchasing content sold on the App Store/iTunes Store, or for upgrading iCloud storage. Official instructions can be found here:

Selling of physical goods is not permitted on the App Store as per the App Store Review Guidelines. Refer specifically to the Business section of the document:

3.1.5 (a) Goods and Services Outside of the App: If your app enables people to purchase goods or services that will be consumed outside of the app, you must use purchase methods other than in-app purchase to collect those payments, such as Apple Pay or traditional credit card entry.

  • Ok that makes sense. Didn't know about iCloud storage. Is it a subscription or one-time payment?
    – Hackstaar
    Jan 14, 2019 at 15:35
  • @JudsonHudson It's a monthly subscription. You can find more details here: iCloud storage plans and pricing.
    – Nimesh Neema
    Jan 14, 2019 at 15:59

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