We’ve been hearing murmurings that Apple was considering giving users a way to merge two separate Apple ID for a month or so now, but it appears that any hopes of those coming dreams coming to fruition have just been dashed to pieces.
With Apple launching iCloud to the public over the last few days, many had been wondering if the rumors were true, and if Apple was going to offer a way for users to consolidate multiple Apple IDs into one “super” account. This would have been perfect for households who want just one iTunes bill, one master account, but multiple IDs associated with it.
Alas, Apple now says that’s not going to happen…
Keen for answers, one plucky MacRumors reader decided to email new Apple CEO Tim Cook, and what they received was simply a link to an article on Apple’s web site, offering help with managing multiple Apple IDs.
Unfortunately, merging multiple IDs is not one of the options at hand, and the article even goes so far as to mention merging is not something they support. Clearly, they’ve had more than one person suggest merging accounts as a possible solution to a problem we’re all fighting with.
“Can I merge multiple Apple IDs into one?
You cannot merge two or more Apple IDs into a single one. You can, however, use one Apple ID for iCloud services and another Apple ID for store purchases (including iTunes in the Cloud and iTunes Match). See “Using one Apple ID for iCloud and a different Apple ID for Store Purchases” above for details.”
Of course, this doesn’t mean that Apple won’t revisit the situation in the future, and we can only hope that future isn’t too distant.
With iCloud and its associated servers barely functioning after the last two days-worth of updates though, we suspect they’be got more important things to work on right now.