December 17, 2012
Good news with the holidays rapidly approaching. You can now send both gift amounts and individual gift items directly from iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (iOS 6 or later required). To gift any amount from $10 to $100 (which you can schedule for delivery for up to a year in advance) scroll down to the bottom of the main page in the iTunes and App stores and iBookstore, tap Send Gift, then pick a theme (holiday, birthday, and so on) as well as an amount. You can now also give friends and family individual albums, movies, TV episodes or seasons, music videos, and apps. To give individual items, navigate to the item in the store and tap it, then tap the Share button on the upper right and tap Gift. You can schedule delivery for individual items for up to 90 days in advance.