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  • PyramidPete Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    iMatch great idea at £21.99 a year. Presumably Jimbojj will need 6 of these? And no doubt it will work until apple decides not to support it like mobile me. It's easiest to stick to pirating now thanks to the greed of apple. Find the files and copy them to countless computers. On the bright side this promotes live performance which cuts out this middle MP3 conman!!

  • SwampLynx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Can anyone else confnfirm that you can now have multiple iTunes Match accounts on a single computer??

  • ejpre Level 3 Level 3 (780 points)

    I see no evidence that the rule has changed.  When I go to view my associated devices at the iTunes store, it still says "computers and devices can be associated with a different Apple ID once every 90 days".  Also, the article describing association has not been modified since 2012:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4627

     

    All evidence points to the idiotic, moronic, annoying, and totally unnecessary rule still being in place.

  • SwampLynx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Bummer. I thought they may have actually have swam to the surface of thier pool of cash for a breath of fresh air and some common sense. I still don't get this DRM rule at all. Only limits fair use.

  • ejpre Level 3 Level 3 (780 points)

    Exactly. This doesn't limit piracy in any conceivable way.  It only punishes honest users who are trying to follow the rules.  I've written my share of angry letters about it (pointing out how much money I've put in Apple's pockets over the years).  I recommend everyone else do the same, but so far they don't seem to give a ****.

  • JdeJ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Whatever you do, dont use your mac to change appleID. Seems safe doing this on your iphone or ipad, but risk is yours

  • atomic! Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Still an idiotic limitation in 2014 by a company who cares a **** about their honest CUSTOMERS.

  • Kfoz1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think this is a discrace! Me and my Husband treated ourselves to an Imac as a Wedding Present as we both have Iphones and Ipads!

     

    We have always loved apple products........BUT I now can't listen or download my own music I have Paid for, 

    cos my Husabnd uses the same computer......MADNESS!!! Some of my albums are half downloaded and incomplete because of this nonsence!!!

     

    I think Apple need to change......

     

    They use to be all about making things easy for customers??

     

    This is SHOCKING and a DISCRACE!!!

  • A Hero Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yep, agree. Another nail in the Apple coffin! They've really gone too far this time...

     

    Following the purchase an album, three of the tracks didn't download correctly (wouldn't play, just skipped to the next track). In order to solve the problem I thought I'd delete the offending tracks from my library, and return to the iTunes store to re-download them (as I'd done in the past without problem). However, it appears I am unable to do this due to the following error message: "You can download past purchases on this computer with just one Apple ID every 90 Days. You cannot associate this computer with a different Apple ID for 71 days."  What on earth does that mean!? How does this confusing message help anyone? I purchased the album using  my usual account. Yes, there are other users of this computer (3) with their own user ID's and Apple accounts, etc, all legitimate law-abiding music buyers, so why now do they try to fix something that wasn't broke?

     

    What's more frustrationg is that I'm reading post after post for a solution, but no-one has been able to solve it or had a simple fix from Apple, which sounds like it's well sewn up.

     

    This change will not only damage iTunes' reputation, but is also ringing the death-knoll for purchasing downloaded music generally. I don't suppose artists will be happy when they hear Apple's anality is driving away customers in their hoards.

     

    Solution now please Apple. Never mind clunky careless anti-piracy blocking for your regular customers, what *you* are doing with this is stopping me from enjoying the music I have bought from you: essentially theft!

     

    Not HP.

  • ABC477 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is so true, I wish apple would ACTUALLY read what their customers are saying and LISTEN to them. This stupid 90 days thing is bull rap, and can easily make apple lose loyal customers. My brother, my mom, and I try to share our previously purchased music with each other, but even though we've never enabled iTunes Match and clicked "remove this device" on our accounts for each device, whenever we try to download our music on each others devices the "90 days death message" still annoyingly pops up. This is ANNOYING and TIRESOME. Now we can only share our past purchases 3TIMES A YEAR? Please look at all the negative feedback, apple! I hope they will take this into consideration and remove this idiotic, angering, dumb rule in the next iOS update or whatever or something. This is like getting super annoying and needs to be removed. No offense meant, and thanks for reading this thought.

  • ABC477 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    And one more thing, we BOUGHT all this stuff, and now apple is preventing us from enjoying it. The goal of apple: TO MAKE LIFE SIMPLER. This is making us honest customers go through lots of crap to get a few past purchases. Way to follow the goal, apple.

  • BangkokDangerous Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well you are not doing something right because you can download past purchases on any ios device using different apple ID's. All you have to do is go to the itunes app or app store application or into general/settings/itunes and log out of one apple id and log into another one. Then go to the app again and look under purchases at the bottom. Choose not on this device and then download the app/movie/song/book/tv show. You are allowed to do this on an ios device but not on a computer. The computer only allows you to change to another apple ID to download past purchases 1 time. If you want to change back to the other apple ID you have to wait 90 days. Even if you deauthorize all your apple id's from the computer and start over you still have to wait 90 days to download past purchases on your computer only, BUT YOU DON'T HAVE THIS RESTRICTION ON YOUR IOS DEVICES. FOR THIS REASON IN COUNTRIES LIKE THAILAND AND CHINA SMALL SHOPS SELL ALREADY PURCHASED APPLICATIONS WTH THEIR APPLE ID. WHEN YOU WANT TO UPDATE THOSE APPS YOU MUST RETURN TO THE SHOP AND HAVE THEM ENTER THEIR PASSWORD TO UPDATE THE APP. However it is not popular to sell music and movies at these shops. I have read that many people also use multiple apple IDs on ios devices with no problems, even downloading past purchases.

     

    Suggestion! Simply contact Apple, prove to them that the accounts are using the same billing information or billing address and as other users have stated I am sure they will arrange for you to redownload your past purchases. Stop complaining and contact Apple instead of complaining on here. Recently I did this and was given some song credits for my trouble.

  • BangkokDangerous Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well you are not doing something right because you can download past purchases on any ios device using different apple ID's. All you have to do is go to the itunes app or app store application or into general/settings/itunes and log out of one apple id and log into another one. Then go to the app again and look under purchases at the bottom. Choose not on this device and then download the app/movie/song/book/tv show. You are allowed to do this on an ios device but not on a computer. The computer only allows you to change change to another apple ID to download past purchases 1 time. If you want to change back to the other apple ID you have to wait 90 days. Even if you deauthorize all your apple id's from the computer and start over you still have to wait 90 days to download past purchases on your computer only, BUT YOU DON'T HAVE THIS RESTRICTION ON YOUR IOS DEVICES. FOR THIS REASON IN COUNTRIES LIKE THAILAND AND CHINA SMALL SHOPS SELL ALREADY PURCHASED APPLICATIONS WTH THEIR APPLE ID. WHEN YOU WANT TO UPDATE THOSE APPS YOU MUST RETURN TO THE SHOP AND HAVE THEN ENTER THEIR PASSWORD TO UPDATE THE APP. However it is not popular to sell music and movies at these shops. I have read that many people also use multiple apple IDs on ios devices with no problems, even downloading past purchases.

     

    Suggestion! Simply contact Apple, prove to them that the accounts are using the same billing information or billing address and as other users have stated I am sure they will arrange for you to redownload your past purchases. Stop complaining and contact Apple instead of complaining on here. Recently I did this and was given some song credits for my trouble.

  • A Hero Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well, thank you for sympathetic reply - I sincerely hope this solution works for the next unsuspecting Apple customer. I emailed iTunes support for a fix, and to their credit, eventually solved it, but I had to supply my computer name, and had to faff about in my iTunes account before I got the missing tracks back (support never actually explained how to do this, so I had to dig about for myself).  However, during the emails I asked the engineer for an explaination, he ignored me - twice, so assume this (your) fix is not something Apple intends sharing..?

     

    Let's face it, if this is the solution, it really isn't  obvious, is it? I searched Apple help and on extensively on here before I vented my anger. I'm expecting somebody to now tell me it's there in the T&C's, so thank you in advance. Thank you BankokDangerous for your time to explain. Next time iTunes thumps me on the nose for no reason, at least I can take comfort that I can ask the internet community to stick up for me  without making me feel like a troll.

  • BangkokDangerous Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No worries mate. By the way they have now closed the loophole for ios devises for music and movies but you can still download apps previously purchased with multiple apple id's on ios devices. This forum has a lot of complaints but the obvious is too call up or contact support which surprisingly is not often done.