The Apple Store app now lets you make purchases with gift cards

Apple has once again updated its Apple Store application, adding the capability to make purchases using Apple Store gift cards. Previously, these gift cards could only be used on Apple's website or in Apple Retail Stores, while you could make purchases in the app using stored credit card information or Touch ID.

You can add new gift cards using your iPhone and iPad's camera to scan it in, in addition to cards previously added to your device through Passbook.

  • You can now make purchases with an Apple Store Gift Card. Use the built-in Camera to scan new Gift Cards or import existing Gift Cards from Passbook.

You can download the Apple Store app from the App Store right now.