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iOS 8 Family Sharing

Are there any limitations to iOS 8 Family Sharing?
The way I understand it, me and five friends can form a "family" and only ever have to purchase one copy of a game. Surely that can't be right? What's in it for Apple?

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JanSt / MOD  Sep. 30, 2014 at 20:13

It's explained here http://www.imore.com/family-sharing-ios-8-explained

A more detailed guide is available for download => http://www.macstories.net/tutorials/ios-8-family-sharing-explained-share-purchases-between-family-members-much-more/

What's in it for Apple? Hooking more people into their 'eco system'. Once 'families' are used to that, who'll switch to an Android or WP or BB device? Buy all the stuff again? Next: add Macs - enjoy the sharing and iCloud goodies there, too. (In the US last quarter Mac OS and Chromebooks combined beat Windows 8 hardware sales...)

bigdarlodave  Oct. 14, 2014 at 18:15

You need to have a credit card setup as the payment method not a debit card, however once I had added my family members I changed back to debit card with no issues or limitations.

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