When Apple announced its Apple One service bundles, it immediately raised a query for many: those with different Apple IDs for iCloud and Apple Music. Would the system cope with that situation, allowing them to take advantage of the savings?
Apple’s longest-serving employee, Chris Espinosa, has just confirmed that this will be fine …
Many people have a single Apple ID that they use for everything Apple, but others have ended up with separate Apple IDs and iCloud logins.
This situation arises from the fact that your iTunes Store account and your login for Apple’s cloud services were originally entirely separate. Just to further add to the confusion, Apple’s cloud services went through several rebrands from iTools through .Mac and MobileMe before eventually becoming iCloud.
Given that Apple One includes both Apple Music and iCloud, that means that people could potentially be wanting to bundle services they use with different Apple IDs. It was unclear whether Apple’s systems would recognize them as the same person, and allow them to buy the bundle.
Separate Apple IDs will work
One of those to raise the question on Twitter was Microsoft’s senior cloud advocate Christina Warren. Apple’s Chris Espinosa replied advising that he has checked, and confirmed that all will be well.