Recently, a friend asked me if I covered scanning itunes gift
cards in my book. I could only say, nope. Actually, it never occurred
to me. So we began digging a bit to see what we could find out about it.
Beginning with iOS 7.0, it is now possible to scan iTunes gift
cards with your device’s camera. This can be done from the itunes Store
app or the App Store app. Just select the Featured tab and there
will be a Redeem button. After pressing the Redeem button, you will
be prompted to log in with your Apple id. You will then find
a Use Camera button and also a text box where you can write in the
number the old-fashioned way.
Applevis has a podcast
that gives a great demonstration of the whole process. You can’t
use all iTunes gift cards. It has to be one with a black box
around the code number.