“A year ago there were rumors that Apple was working on a way to merge Apple IDs, and Tim Cook was reported to have called someone who had complained about the problem and said ‘we are aware of this issue and are working on it,'” TJ Luoma reports for TUAW.
“Well, as the old saying goes, actions speak louder than words,” Luoma reports. “When I wrote about this a year ago, I noted that Apple’s AppleID FAQ said ‘At this time, Apple IDs cannot be consolidated.’ This led some people to speculate that Apple would be announcing a way to consolidate Apple IDs. Today that page says ‘Apple IDs cannot be merged.'”
Luoma reports, “Maybe Apple is still working on this, but a year has passed, a new version of iOS has been released, this problem has still not been addressed, and the only official word we have from Apple has changed from ‘This can’t be done yet’ to ‘This can’t be done.’ I think it is a much safer assumption to make that Apple either tried to figure out a way to do this and couldn’t make it work, or that Apple has simply given up because it had bigger things to worry about. Either way, don’t hold your breath.”
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