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09-16-2011, 12:24 PM #1
Merger Ahead? Apple May Soon Allow Users to Merge Apple IDs
For some time we've heard rumblings about the possibility of Apple allowing users to merge multiple Apple IDs, a development that would all but certainly make life a little more convenient for those of use juggling one or more IDs related to Apple products and services.
That wish may soon become a reality if the latest buzz proves accurate. Reports around the web highlight many instances of Apple users contacting the Cupertino, California offices of Apple to inquire about this desired functionality only to be told that a solution is forthcoming. That comes as great news, particularly as we anticipate the arrival of iCloud.
Without the ability to merge multiple Apple IDs, navigating the ever-expanding realm of Apple services will become even further compounded this fall when iCloud launches. In addition, iOS 5 delivers such features as iMessage, Game Center, FaceTime, iBooks. etc. If the need to switch back and forth between and among IDs persists, it would be a good time to stock up on aspirin because more than a few major headaches will likely result.
Fortunately, it sounds as though Apple and its new CEO Tim Cook have heard the complaints loud and clear. Until a solution is rolled out, representatives for Apple are reportedly telling users to make all their purchases from a single account, which can later become their primary or lone Apple ID.
09-16-2011, 12:42 PM #2
I broke forum rules.... And will never do it again
Last edited by Broomhead; 09-16-2011 at 05:52 PM.
09-16-2011, 12:48 PM #3
I still miss the ability to have your Apple ID not be an email address. Mine is just "n00neimp0rtant," and if I change it, I can't change it back. You aren't allowed to have an iCloud account unless it is an email address. =[
09-16-2011, 02:22 PM #4
Merging would be great. I have three apple IDs that I need to put into one. I hope they go back to mac.com email addresses!
09-16-2011, 02:40 PM #5
Only problem I can see is a lot of people merging all their accounts together and apple, record companies, and developers not getting the money they want
09-16-2011, 05:28 PM #6
Huzzahs are in order! Huzzah!
09-16-2011, 09:06 PM #7
One of the features I like about iCloud is, installing a app on my iphone it can also be put on my iPad & pc. After messing with the beta. I soon realized the big issues I will face. 1) There are apps I don't want on my iPhone, but do on my iPad. It will be a real pain to turn the feature of & on. Also will be a major pain to delete the apps. 2) My wife & kids play games I have no desire to play. I sure don't want it cluttering my device up. I use apps they have no use for. We have multiple accounts and it has became a huge pain trying to managing it all. Yet I like the idea that things can sync between all devices with ease. Pictures, I want my pics sent to my PC, but not my wife's, or my kids. So my question is will iCloud go by iTunes account or by @me email? If it's the latter most issues solved. If it's by iTunes account, it is going to be a huge mess. Currently it seems app/music goes by iTunes account. Currently we have 3 iPhone 4s, iPod Touch, iPad 2. I know contacts, mail, calendars is by email. Apps, Music, & pics are the things I'm worried about being a issue.