Using @me account for AppleID

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by J.SULLIVAN, May 20, 2012.

  1. J.SULLIVAN macrumors newbie

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    Hi, have just made the move from Hotmail to Me. Whereas my Apple ID for app store etc has always been -----@hotmail.com, have just gone to change it to me new -----@me.com address and it says that this can't be done.

    Why is this?

    Is there a way to do it? It's really annoying.

    Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. verwon macrumors 68030

    verwon

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    No, you can't right now. They've never said why, that's just the way it is.
     
  3. J.SULLIVAN thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah bummer - seems so stupid, Apple need to sort it out.
     
  4. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

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    I changed my @.com.au to @me.com when me.com addresses where introduced. A nice guy in India changed it for me, but i still was unable to access apps i bought under the old name.
     
  5. J.SULLIVAN thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So you did manage to change your AppleID to your @me address? Although your purchase history did not carry over? How did you go about changing your AppleID to your @me address?
     
  6. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

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    I just asked nicely. This must have been in 2008 after mobile me was introduced. Maybe the policy has changed since then.
     
  7. DerekRod macrumors 6502a

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    There were rumors that right after the 4S came out they were gonna let people merge appleids shame it never was released though
     

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