So I cannot authorise more than 5 devices for iTunes???

scaramoosh

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iTunes sucks enough, does Apple not want you to buy more than 5 of their products?

I have two iPhones, a Mac, an iMac, iPad and now I have another iMac... why cannot I use them all? Makes no sense....
[doublepost=1476652260][/doublepost]I reauthorised all.... apparently I still have more than 5 authorised... GREATt

APPLE ARE SO ****ING PAINFUL...

Every ****ing day I'm on here complaining about something, at leas when I was on Windows it was easy, everything ****ing worked. I mean pirating it all is easier, why re they making it hard to pay for stuff?
 

hallux

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It's been this way for a LONG time, where have you been? Any time you authorize a new device, it usually tells you "you have authorized x of 5 allowed devices".
 

Floris

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.. you rather pirate everything because it is easier. .. Common now, that's not an argument to support the frustration.

I do agree that it is strange the limit is still 5 per Apple ID. But that's for things like iMac and laptops, this does not include your iOS devices. (source)

If you have 3 iPhones and 2 iMacs, then you have 2 systems authorized out of 5, not 5 out of 5.
in this example you have 5 out of 10 (max) devices associated with that apple-id, and 2 out of 5 (max) systems authorized. Please note the difference. (source)
 

scaramoosh

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The first time I've ever used iTunes that's why, not going to be using it again, garbage.
 

esf215

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Make sure that you deauthorize any computers that you aren't using. I had a problem where it said I have 5 computers when I really only have three. I found out that my old laptop and iMac were still authorized on my account. I have to deauthorized all devices, then sign back into on my new computer.
 

rshrugged

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The first time I've ever used iTunes that's why, not going to be using it again, garbage.
What is it about iTunes that makes you think that it's "garbage"? Which use-cases, in your (or anyone's) opinion, should avoid using iTunes; and why?

I'm curious because it works well for me but that might be because of my use-case -- iDevice management and a music library containing items, imported or ripped, from my own collection.