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    Creating Apple ID on new MacBook without having a current email address??
    Background:

    For years my wife and I have shared my Apple ID thereby allowing sync across our iPhones, iPads and my iMac.

    My wife wants her own MacBook and her own identity - i.e., her own Apple ID and own iCloud.com email address.

    Problem: we only have one email address, which is mine, and it is used for my Apple ID. My wife has no email address of her own.

    Question:

    I will buy her the MacBook. When it arrives, brand new, can she create an Apple ID by first creating an iCloud email account and using that to register her Apple ID?

    I'm grateful for any help you can offer.

    Ian
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    When you "register" her new Macbook and go through the process of creating that Apple ID, it will create the associated "icloud.com" account for her. So you don't need a separate email address to set up the Apple ID.
    Last edited by Raz0rEdge; 06-19-2017 at 10:44 AM. Reason: Fixed atrocious English..:)
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    IWT's Avatar
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    Brilliant, Ashwin. Just what I was hoping to hear.

    Thank you very much.

    Ian
    Ian

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