Apple ID system sucks big time!

Rant about the stupid ID system that Apple has implemented

The Apple ID system as it is currently sucks big time. Apple should fix it by enabling separate IDs merging.

For the longest time, I had one Apple ID, from back in the day when I was a Mac Developer. Before iTunes and iPods. It was all good and dandy.

However, last year, Apple made a change to their MobileMe log in system that made it mandatory for Apple IDs to be in the form of an email. So the Apple ID that I created in 1995 suddenly wouldn’t work with my MobileMe account and it didn’t give me a reason why.

I contacted Apple’s tech support who guided me through what I thought was an ID change, but it turned out to be the creation of a completely new ID and account. So now I have two different Apple IDs. The software for my Mac and many for my iOS devices is purchased under my original ID and most of what I purchased after is under my new email-formatted ID.

It’s a ridiculous situation with no remedy currently.

Apple, if you’re listening, create merging function for your Apple ID system so that I don’t have to juggle different ID for different App updates.