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@me, @mac, now iCloud -- new address?
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Oct 14, 2011, 11:43 PM
 
I have both a .Mac and .Me email address. I've seen literature stating that since i have a .Mac and .Me, i can keep those with iCloud. But assuming that i didn't have these, what email address would Apple give me? is there a .iCloud ?
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Oct 14, 2011, 11:45 PM
 
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Oct 15, 2011, 03:27 AM
 
This has seriously become an issue for me, especially since I have multiple devices. I initially had an apple id that was linked to the itunes store with a primary email address which was @mac. I used this for all my App store/iTMS/MAS purchases. At some point came along mobile me which started using the @me version of the @mac email address to create a new apple id for me.

So now I have two apple IDs with the SAME primary email address. iCloud requires an email as an apple ID, which is a problem when trying to use services like Find my Friends or FaceTime, or GameCenter cause I can't use my original apple ID which is not an email.
To complicate things Apple seems like they want you to associate a particular email with a particular device. I guess this is needed for services like FaceTime and now iMessages.

This is all far too complicated for my liking. I wonder why they can't just merge the two IDs into one.

BTW, here's some documentation for others in the same boat. Apple IDs and iCloud
     
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Oct 15, 2011, 08:29 AM
 
Originally Posted by Macfreak7 View Post
This is all far too complicated for my liking. I wonder why they can't just merge the two IDs into one.
They are supposedly working on that.
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Oct 15, 2011, 08:51 AM
 
yeah, i wish they would merge and eliminate one.
having both is complicated.
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