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My wife has a new Ipad and we intend to share our Apple ID. She also has a separate Apple ID in another country. Could we still share our apps? There is this new regulation about a device being tied in with one ID only for 90 days. Would it affect our ability to buy from my wife's other Apple ID if we were to share my Apple ID on her iPad? Thanks to anyone who can help me. This Apple ID issue is very confusing.
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It is in knowldge base support iTunes Store: Associating a device or computer to your Apple ID
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Yeppers, gotta keep up with the times chas - they're throwing new ones at us.

What I'm wondering - Their other articles still claim a max of 5 authorized computers and unlimited number of iOS devices.

So, does this article now mean a total of 10 max, in any combination, for instance 7 computers and 3 iOS devices or what?

Or is it still 5 computers max, but if you only have 3, then you could have up to 7 iOS devices?

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Yeah, I don't know. I think they're trying to cut down on all the kids using each other's Apple ID for pirating, err... sharing apps with one another.

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What I actually have are accounts in different app stores in different countries as I spend time working in one and actually living in another, thus different Apple IDs. I found that I could still download deleted apps by switching accounts and automatic downloads work too for apps but not books. Switching on books for automatic downloads with different IDs brings out the message "this device is already associated with an apple ID. If you turn on Automatic downloads with your apple ID, you cannot autodownload or download past purchases with a different Apple ID for 90 days." Strangely it only does this when the books toggle is switched on but not with the apps or music switch.
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