I'm setting up a friend's new iPad2, she wants iPlayer, Facebook, etc, but the app store is telling me I need to input credit card information before it'll let me download any free apps. I don't have the card details and am annoyed I should even need them. I've had a google, lots of people complaining but I've not yet found a solution. There is no option to select 'none' when asked for a payment method. I've tried creating a new apple id in the iTunes store, but that's even worse - 3 mandatory questions such as 'where was your first job', where you can't set your own questions - and still the requirement to enter credit card info.
I don't have iTunes installed on my PC and nor will I be installing it, so can't get the apps there. The BBC site sends me to the app store for downloads. The iPad has the newest firmware and is not jailbroken.
I'm sure there's a really simple solution I'm missing, please don't say ask the owner for her CC details.