New MacBook + Apple ID?

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  1. Cala macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I just have a quick question.

    If I were to buy a new Mac from the Apple store, as well as auto-enroll in Apple Care, would it use the purchasing Apple ID to do these things? (The online store requires you log in or create an Apple ID.) Or, would you be able to input a different Apple ID upon setting up the computer yourself? I want to order a birthday gift for my son, but do not want to ask for his apple ID password to tip him off.

    Thanks!
     
  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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  3. Cala thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Maybe it seems to be required because I am using the education store?
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    You can buy with one Apple ID and have it setup with another. The computer does not come preconfigured with your Apple ID on it. You'll need to create one (or use an existing one) when setting it up for the first time.
     
  5. Cala thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the response.


    Would the AppleCare be set up in the same way?
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    If you buy applecare with the computer it will be tied to the computer and pre-registered. Technically it will be on the buyer's apple-id but that won't impact any warranty work.
     
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