iPhone owners may leave their nearest Starbucks with more than just a caffeine buzz next time. It appears that the venerable coffee maker and legendary tech giant are building upon their established relationship to offer some pretty neat free digital giveaways to Starbucks customers.
Similar to how Starbucks had enabled its customers to download free music tracks from iTunes, the coffee juggernaut is working with Apple to roll out a new app giveaway program. According to CNET, using the same "Pick of the Week" cards the two companies have been using for close to three years, Starbucks is "now using that same system to dole out iPhone applications."
Just like for music, users can find free cards waiting for them at the cash register with codes on the back that can be entered into iTunes or the App Store to get the application.