View Poll Results: Allow Re-Downloads vs. Allow Multiple Accounts?

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  • New Way! Multiple Accounts are worth the loss!

    6 18.18%
  • Old Way! Give me back my free re-downloads!

    24 72.73%
  • Don't care! Don't/won't use either!

    3 9.09%
  1. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    With regards to this story on the blog:

    The question is:

    Would you rather have the new 3.0 setup, where you can login to multiple iTunes accounts on an iPhone but can't re-download paid apps for free on that iPhone (but can via iTunes on the computer)


    The old 2.x setup where you could re-download paid apps directly onto your iPhone, but could only change accounts via iTunes on the computer

    Please pick an option, and we'll see if we're agreeing with Apple on this one or not.

    (Note: Chad reminds us this is still beta 3.0, so who knows if it will make it into the final firmware -- maybe we can change Apple's mind -- har!)
    05-31-2009 03:52 PM
  2. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    I want both!!

    Seriously though, I think Apple should just have some limit (like 5) to how many iPhones can be logged into an account at once and let us re-download over the air... similar to authorizing computers to an account. Always having to get onto the computer to re-download an app is stupid.

    I still voted for the new way because I have 3 different accounts I have apps on (2 are mine, 1 is my parents' )
    05-31-2009 03:59 PM
  3. Brickman's Avatar
    I voted new way. I have some apps that wife would like to have.
    05-31-2009 04:07 PM
  4. bmfan#IM's Avatar
    doesn't really matter to me one way or the other, but i can see how it would be more convenient to re download directly to your phone.
    05-31-2009 04:31 PM
  5. shutter's Avatar
    I'm on 3.0 and have re-downloaded apps today and I get the same message I always have, the re-download is free. Perhaps only people with multiple accounts on their phone get this message.
    05-31-2009 06:23 PM
  6. cjvitek's Avatar
    My wife and I use the same iTunes account. Yes, this means she has access to all the apps I download (although she only uses about 10% of most).

    I would much prefer to have redownloads be free also because there are many times that I go multiple days between syncs - and I may buy an app, and then delete it all before I sync the phone. I would guess at least 25% of my apps (probably more) don't appear in my iTunes library of apps because they have never been synched!

    05-31-2009 09:02 PM
  7. athynz's Avatar
    I can see why they would do that but there are other ways to go about doing it - someone brought up using the same device authorization system as other iTunes products like songs and movies and that would work but personally I prefer the way it is right now.
    05-31-2009 09:10 PM
  8. jamesus's Avatar
    Old way...I only have 1 account!
    06-01-2009 09:33 AM
  9. Jeremy's Avatar
    I still have yet to have this happen to me on 3.0 so I'm not so sure what's going on. Either way though, does not bother me.
    06-01-2009 10:36 AM
  10. sting7k's Avatar
    Old way, like it is right this minute. I can see adding multiple account support to the iPod Touch as I know couples and others who share iPods and have their own iTunes accounts and such.

    But I know no one who shares a cell phone other than my grandparents. They don't know what iTunes is and when they saw me with my iPhone the first time my grandpa asked if it was "real" because he never imagined he would see a device like he used to see on Star Trek back in his day.

    Do people have more than one iTunes account? You can only sync the iPhone with one computer anyway, what is the purpose of multiple account support?
    06-01-2009 11:36 AM
  11. Microcosmos's Avatar
    Okay I'll be honest and admit I am lost. Why would you want/need multiple iTunes accounts on a single iPhone?
    06-01-2009 08:53 PM
  12. msbaylor's Avatar
    I personally don't care about the multiple accounts. I like the ability to redownload the apps at a moments notice. I nearly constantly have my 9 pages full of apps... I might not update to 3.0 if I can't do it :o
    06-03-2009 09:49 PM
  13. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    I might not update to 3.0 if I can't do it :o
    06-04-2009 12:40 AM
  14. shutter's Avatar
    I personally don't care about the multiple accounts. I like the ability to redownload the apps at a moments notice. I nearly constantly have my 9 pages full of apps... I might not update to 3.0 if I can't do it :o
    3.0 is going to give you 11 pages of apps, so you will have a little more room, and I also wonder if you only get this pop up if you have more than one account on your phone. I only have one account and I have not seen it, I have re-downloaded apps just to try and get this pop up and I haven't...but I only have one account on my phone.
    06-04-2009 09:06 AM
  15. jamesus's Avatar
    I could be terrible wrong on this, but I think that hiding icons (via jailbreak) will allow ou to have more than the state number of apps. With the search in 3.0, you might be able to hide a bunch of apps to make more room...
    06-04-2009 11:00 AM
  16. jewelz's Avatar
    I'd much rather have the ability to re download deleted apps. My one iTunes account is just fine.
    06-04-2009 02:06 PM
  17. henrykuong's Avatar
    Really great! This is I need. thank all eveyone 4 shared !
    08-05-2009 05:31 AM
  18. Razelus's Avatar
    I have 1 account as well and will stick with the old way although I'd like the limit of devices to be higher ...say like 8 instead of 5 because I have teens and multiple computers so as of right now I'm at my limit.
    08-25-2009 05:29 PM