Why didn't Apple give "pins" with iMessage

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Leet Apple, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Leet Apple macrumors 6502a

    Leet Apple

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    iMessage is great and all but why didn't they give a pin to each device instead of linking it with your Email & Phone number, i find it more confidently having a pin that i can easily give you instead of an email or Phone number


    Any particular reasons?
     
  2. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    Because then you'd be tasked with telling everyone your new pin each time you get a new phone, then getting everyone to add your pin, and you adding all your friends again. The email/number solution is far more elegant.
     
  3. sxcJoshie macrumors newbie

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    Apple already have your email address so it would only make sense to keep it that way within the Apple ID.

    A "pin" system would be a good idea except with the number of iPhone users in the world the pin number would most likely closely resemble that of a mobile phone number anyway.
     
  4. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

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    Rim solved that problem. If you change you phone it will update your pin on everyone who has you on their contact list.
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Given that it is trivial to create any number of email addresses and you can have any number linked with iMessage the PIN thing seems to be a complete non-issue. Simply create a new GMail/Hotmail/whatever email account and use that as a PIN.
     
  6. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    Oh, didn't know that. I still think the email/phone number solution is better though, since your iTunes account is tied to your email address anyway.
     

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