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This article was published on August 19, 2009

How to get TomTom for the iPhone for 20% of the official price

How to get TomTom for the iPhone for 20% of the official price
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

Founder & board member, TNW

Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

Picture 1The new TomTom iPhone apps look very cool. But at up to € 99 for the Western Europe version the price seems kinda steep. Especially if you share a car with your partner and you both need a copy, right?

Well no. All iPhone apps come with a FairPlay license allowing you to install the App (and every song and movie) on up to 5 computers, or iPhones.

So, if you want to have a copy of TomTom for 1/5th of the normal price all you have to do is find 4 trustworthy friends who want to have the same app.

You charge them € 20 (or 25 if you are greedy) and give them a copy. When they install the App you will have to enter your password into iTunes on their computer to authenticate and after that it will work like a charm.

Sharing the Apps is pretty straightforward too. Go to ‘Applications’ view in iTunes (after you bought an app), right-click the App and select the ‘Show in Finder’ option. A window will open in your Finder with the original App file selected. Simply drag that to Mail and send the file to your friend.