AMITIAE - Monday 27 April 2015
Cassandra: No Donations to Nepal via iTunes in the Thai Store (or others) - Updated
By Graham K. Rogers
When the news of the link on the iTunes store first appeared around lunchtime here today (perhaps around 01:00 Pacific Time), I checked iTunes, but could find nothing. Having arrived home several hours later, I read more reports of the donation scheme through iTunes and had another look, starting with the iPhone: App Store app; and iTunes app. Nothing there, so I looked again on the Mac.
I did try to make a donation in the US Store, but the attempt was rejected.
Apple is to be congratulated on providing such direct links, as it has done on other occasions. However, this ability should be made available to others in countries (some of whose citizens are caught up in the aftermath), so that we may also offer suitable financial assistance.
UpdateWhile several sources (such as AppleInsider) are still lauding Apple and providing online links to the donations page, when I try that, I am still refused. I find this a little disappointing.
Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand where he is also Assistant Dean. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs. He is now continuing that in the Bangkok Post supplement, Life.
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