Apple has made a small change to their Apple ID policy, now allowing those who previously setup their Apple ID with a third-party email to update it to an Apple email instead.
Previously, if you signed up for an Apple ID with a Gmail email, you could only update to some other third-party email such as one from Outlook or Yahoo. Now you can use a third-party email, or an Apple one such as @icloud.com, @me.com, or @mac.com.
Apple has updated their support document as well that outlines the steps to make this change either from your computer, or from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
Before you change your Apple ID email address, you need to sign out of every Apple service and device that uses your Apple ID. If you want to use your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to change your Apple ID, stay signed in to your Apple ID on just that device.
When you change your Apple ID, you can enter another third-party email address or an @icloud.com, @me.com, or @mac.com email address.
Is changing your Apple ID email address to an Apple one something you’d consider doing?