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  Where did I say this was the first time Apple created an incompatibility or frustration for their existing user based?  For that matter, where did I say it wasn't?  Are you implying the solution for .Mac users was adequate?     I'm saying Apple sometimes has poor follow-through.  Yes, they are capable of great things, but sometimes at the expense of fixing problems with existing products or services.  Perhaps they can merge existing Apple IDs with iCloud IDs.  But...
  Magnanimous of you, really, to assume Apple is going to suddenly fix a problem they themselves created almost a year and a half ago (It's been the first question in their iCloud ID FAQ for almost a year), but have steadfastly ignored ever since.   You're entitled to your opinion that Apple could fix this and that a fix is around the corner just as soon as they make it a priority, but I haven't seen any evidence any of this can or will take place.   Maybe you could head...
  Be sure to get back to us when you make some progress on that front.  All the information I have says it won't happen.  Short-sighted, really, to make everyone create all these new iCloud accounts that can't be linked back to their most loyal customers' original Apple IDs, but Apple is like that sometimes.
  Accounting FAIL.  Gross margin includes the increased worker's wages in the production costs.
  Then schedule a genius appointment and get back to us with the results.   I didn't say it wasn't technically possible.  I said Apple can't do it.   Either due to legal reasons or for fear of a MobileMe-style fallout, we may never know, but we know they can't make it happen.   TUAW's TJ Luoma was told:     So be sure to get back to us when you see some progress on merging Apple IDs.
  Go read what I wrote, then go snark on the right person.  The person I quote complained that iTunes had a "Buy" button (which it does) but had no idea how Amazon handled it.  I simply showed him the Amazon "Buy This Album" button is functionally the same thing as what is on iTunes.
  And there's the rub.  People confuse what's easy to do with what's legal.  Most people know they can't legally allow others to download music from their MP3 collection, but think nothing of sharing a physical CD among friends.   That's why the RIAA now has a rather large FBI warning printed on the front of new music CDs: “FBI Anti-Piracy Warning: Unauthorized Copying Is Punishable Under Federal Law.”  
  Can you rip MP3s from that album for your computer/iPod/iPhone and still legally give the CD away?  Without deleting the MP3s?
  http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4895     More discussion here:   http://www.macrumors.com/2011/10/13/apple-not-offering-apple-id-merging/ http://www.tuaw.com/2011/06/17/multiple-apple-ids-frustrated-by-apples-no-consolidation-policy/   Workarounds here:   http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1248112
  Apple can't even merge non-iCloud (@yahoo.com, @gmail.com) Apple IDs with the new iCloud (@me.com) Apple IDs.  :LOL:
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