Apple released an update for its iOS Apple Store app late on Tuesday that added support for purchasing and using gift cards outside of the United States. Along with the U.S., it now supports in-app gift card purchases as Passbook passes in Australia, Canada, Italy, and the United Kingdom.
Passbook gift card support now available in the Apple Store app outside the US
The Apple Store app lets iPhone users make online purchases, scan barcodes in store for product details and to make purchases, set and sign in for Genius Bar appointments, find store locations, and more. This marks the first time users outside the United States have been able to take advantage of the app's Passbook gift card feature.
The Apple Store app is free and is available at Apple's iTunes-based App Store.