I will start off by apologizing if the answer to my question is located elsewhere. I was unable to find a thread that addressed my entire question. The general question I have will be what will be associated with the iCloud ID and what will be associated with the Apple ID? There are currently six Apple products in our home: two iPhone 4's, two iPads, a MacBook and an iMac. I will address the issues below which I think may be impacted multi-user, multi-device households like ours, depending on which services are attached to which ID.
1. iTunes, iTunes Match, iBooks, Newstand, App Store - in a perfect world, only these items will all be attached to the Apple ID. My wife and I currently use one Apple ID for our purchases and would prefer to conitune to do so.
2. iMessage - I presume this will be based on the iCloud ID? If someone sends my wife an iMessage, I want it to come to her iPhone and her iPad. I don't want to see her messages on mine, and vice versa. If this feature is associated with the Apple ID, one would think you would see them on all four devices.
3. GameCenter - Same issue as iMessage, I would hope it is attached to the iCloud ID so our friends\game results stay seperate.
4. Safari - Reading list. Hopefully this is iCloud.
6. Photo Stream - everything I have read says this will be part of iCloud, so that service will be kept seperate. However...
5. Wifi Sync - No clue what will happen here. We have one Apple ID that is used on both Mac computers. Will both of our iPhones and iPads sync to both computers? The iOS5 description on Apple.com lists everything it syncs, which includes photos. Does that mean local photos on our phones or is Photo Stream also a part of the sync? Or will it be just be backing up the pictures stored locally on a specific iDevice? Who knows, hopefully we will be able to keep the pictures on our phones seperate.
If anyone can shed some light on these issues, it would be greatly appreciated. Hopefully, one ID for purchases, and another for everything else, similar to MobileMe, will continue to be the way things are handled.
Thanks in advance for any help or advice you provide.