Apple is ending support for iTunes Allowances, a tremendously useful feature that allowed parents to send a monthly iTunes Store credit to their kids or just about anyone so that they can make purchases from the iTunes, App or iBooks Store.
Apple broke the news in a support document on its website, which was updated this morning to reflect that support for iTunes Allowances will be ending on May 25, 2016. It has also informed customers of the upcoming change via email blast.
“You will be no longer able to create new allowances after April 13, 2016, and any existing allowances will stop on May 25, 2016,” wrote the firm. Any unused allowance credit will still be available in the recipient’s account after May 25 until it’s used.
Apple now encourages customers to manage iTunes purchases made by their family with the Family Sharing feature, or use iTunes Gifts to send gifts to others.
Hat tip goes to iDownloadBlog reader Patrick R.