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python0704

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I recently switched to a new apple id so iWorks app are $9.99 again. I'm wondering if they will turn free when I get my watch. For now it seems watch activation is a little unlike other devices that needs an apple id to activate.
 

Sirious

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I recently switched to a new apple id so iWorks app are $9.99 again. I'm wondering if they will turn free when I get my watch. For now it seems watch activation is a little unlike other devices that needs an apple id to activate.

There is no definite answer yet.
However, the Apple Watch requires an activated iPhone to work, so if unless you can activate a new iOS device to get those free apps, you're pretty much left without them right now.

This is pre-Apple Watch but; Tim Cook said they are free with the purchase/activation of any new iOS device, and the watch runs it's own OS - Watch OS, so I'm not sure if that matters.
 

thunderstorm

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I don't think there's any kind of iWorks app for the watch so I'd be surprised if activating it made iWorks apps free again, sorry man. Did you move your products to your new support profile on your new Apple ID or are you starting brand new with the watch being your first/only product linked to it?
 

python0704

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Apr 8, 2015
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I don't understand why you would change your Apple ID.

It's complicated but I made the decision after considering all the consequences.

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There is no definite answer yet.
However, the Apple Watch requires an activated iPhone to work, so if unless you can activate a new iOS device to get those free apps, you're pretty much left without them right now.

This is pre-Apple Watch but; Tim Cook said they are free with the purchase/activation of any new iOS device, and the watch runs it's own OS - Watch OS, so I'm not sure if that matters.

Exactly, that's why I brought it up.

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I don't think there's any kind of iWorks app for the watch so I'd be surprised if activating it made iWorks apps free again, sorry man.

That's a good point. I did change id for all my devices. Anyway I'm gonna buy a new device sooner or later so it's ok.
 

python0704

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Apr 8, 2015
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Have you considered downloading the apps for, purchased then signing back in to your new one?

Yes. But it may cause problems when updating app or restoring, it may ask for old id. I plan to start fresh and completely forget about old one.
 

Mr.C

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Yes. But it may cause problems when updating app or restoring, it may ask for old id. I plan to start fresh and completely forget about old one.

That shouldn't be a problem. For example I have downloaded apps on my US ID all be it free ones and I'm able to update them on my primary ID which is a UK one.
 

bruceabbott

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You could always reach out to apple support and make them aware of your situation. They may work with you and re-authorize the "iApps" for you to download under your new Apple ID. Can't hurt to ask.
 

python0704

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Apr 8, 2015
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Adding an Apple ID to your family is a one-time thing.

Once you add it you'll never need to use it again.

It wouldn't be a one-thing since I like to restore my phone every once a while.

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Login to https://appleid.apple.com and change the email associated with the ID? You could just make a throwaway via Google or Yahoo.

Apple cannot delete the @me.com address
 

stephen1108

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If you don't mind my asking, I'm curious as to why you wanted to change Apple ID's and forget about your old email attached to it? ☺️
 
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