MacRumors is reporting that Apple is working to bring the ability to merge multiple Apple IDs into one single login, to the public. Until the development of iCloud, multiple Apple IDs weren’t a serious problem, but with the developer testing of iOS 5 and iCloud, it’s become clear multiple logins will be a serious problem […]
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Apple Planning to Offer the Consolidation of Multiple Apple IDs

icloudmtr250.jpgMacRumors is reporting that Apple is working to bring the ability to merge multiple Apple IDs into one single login, to the public. Until the development of iCloud, multiple Apple IDs weren’t a serious problem, but with the developer testing of iOS 5 and iCloud, it’s become clear multiple logins will be a serious problem moving forward.

MobileMe was the biggest proof of this problem, with users originally signing up for one account, only to later find out that they had two logins to keep track of. Plus, the fact that iTunes throws a fit when trying to use Automatic downloads with multiple Apple IDs, seeing as Apple ties any single device to an account for 90 days.

In fact, the only thing Apple has officially stated in regards to the problem, is the fact that Apple IDs cannot be consolidated at this time. Yeah, thanks for all the help.

However, on an upbeat note, the report claims that one of their readers contacted CEO Tim Cook’s office, and latter received a phone call which noting that the company is aware of the problem and is working on a fix. In the meantime, Apple suggests creating a singular account you intend to keep indefinitely, and make all purchases from that account.

Personally, I never saw this as a problem, simply because I’ve only ever had one Apple ID account. However, with the imminent release of iCloud, think of how combining all the different accounts in a household, could lead to a more cohesive experience. No more tracking down which computer in the house has the latest vacation photos, they’re located on every machine in the house thanks to iCloud.

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