2346 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 4, 2011 2:11 PM by MyMac8MyPC
The AppleID and iTunes Store account are one and the same.
Item #1 on the page I linked:
An Apple ID lets you personalize your Apple experience. Once you've created an Apple ID, you'll use it to access Apple resources that need you to identify yourself. Examples of places where you can use your Apple ID:
+ Apple Online Store
+ iTunes Store
+ Concierge (for appointments at Genius Bar)
+ Apple Online Support (apple.com/support)
+ iPhoto and Aperture Purchases
+ iWork Publishing (publish.iwork.com)
And as for merging, andser was further down the page:
I have multiple Apple IDs. Is there a way for me to consolidate them into a single Apple ID?
Sorry, but this is not possible at this time via our online tools. You can speak with an AppleCare representative, who can help you consolidate your registered Apple products. They can also help register your iPods, iPhones, or Mac computers under a single Apple ID.
I just checked and found out that both accounts have the same apps. So I tried to delete one of the accounts. It would not let me. I tried de-authorizing one account. Both accounts became deauthorized. Seriously, Apple needs to find a way to fix this. Something so simple to do is becoming a pain in the you know what. I just want one account. It shouldn't be this hard to accomplish something so simple. I already called Apple last month. They said they can't consolidate the two accounts because one of my accounts is a .me account. I'm sorry but that makes no sense at all to me. Once a person verifies who they are, Apple should be able to consolidate the two accounts - or delete one of them. Sorry I'm just frustrated because this should be a very easy thing to do....