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Today, Apple announced a new “Family Sharing” feature for iOS 8, permitting families of up to six members to share purchased apps, photos, videos, calendars, and reminders.

Aside from the convenience of family sharing, the new feature will surely save families money. In addition, Apple details that Family Sharing also permits kids to ask parents automatically if they can purchase a new app.

Apple's iOS Family Sharing

Above: Apple’s iOS Family Sharing.

Image Credit: Dean Takahashi

It’s noteworthy that Apple’s Family Sharing feature is restricted to family members who use the same credit card payment details — so no Sprint-like “framily” deal for pooling apps with your friends.

After a major iOS revamp last year, Apple today announced iOS 8, an update meant to refine much of what its predecessor introduced. Read about iOS 8 here.

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