The days of juggling multiple Apple IDs could soon become a thing of the past. Apple is said to be working on eliminating multiple IDS, according to news first reported by MacRumors.
Many of us have been there; for whatever reason we’ve created and maintained multiple IDs for use in the Apple ecosystem.
Want to merge those IDs? Right now, Apple doesn’t allow it. In fact, this problem has gotten more frustrating with the introduction of Apple’s new iCloud system.
In July, TUAW confirmed that there was no way to consolidate two or more Apple IDs.
Some readers have been managing two Apple IDs on purpose and are now frustrated about the fact that Apple is restricting logins for automatic downloads. Others have only just discovered that they have two IDs. Most of them have already contacted Apple, only to be given the same answer without exception: Apple will not consolidate Apple ID accounts.
Now, however, it could be the iCloud introduction that changes this. Especially, since Apple CEO Tim Cook is said to be one of those within the company pushing for a change.
According to MacRumors:
MacRumors reader Robert emailed Apple CEO Tim Cook about the issue, and quickly received a phone call from an Apple executive relations employee. She had spoken to the team responsible for Apple IDs and acknowledged that they understood the issue and that more people would run into the problem with iCloud. She also repeated that there is no way yet to combine accounts but revealed they are working on it. In the meantime, she recommended picking a single account to plan on keeping indefinitely and to make all future purchases on that account.
Hopefully, we’ll hear more about Apple’s plans to consolidate Apple IDs very soon. With Tim Cook on the case, perhaps we’ll be hearing something very soon.