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    iTunes, 2 accounts or 1?
    I currently have an imac, iPad 2 and two new iPhones. I will most likely be purchasing the new iPad at launch and giving my wife the old one. My question relates to the most effective and logical method of handling the syncing and sharing of music and apps. Specifically, do you married folks work off one iTunes account or two? My wife wants her music and I want mine, but there is significant overlap in taste so we'd like to share. Same thing with apps.

    Would you recommend we each have our own iTunes account or just share mine? My initial thought is to go with two accounts, but I'm worried this will be a pain with our growing number of devices. Any input from those in a similar situation would be immensely appreciated!

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    Since there is no easy way of sharing apps between multiple accounts, it makes sense to just use a single iTunes account and then selectively sync the music/apps you want to the various devices..

    I do this with my 2 iPhones and the iPad 2..
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    Have to agree there. Two different accounts would be convenient in some ways but would require purchasing content (apps/songs/ movies) a second time.
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    Happily married, 2 iPhones, 2 iPads, one iTunes account. All is well and we each keep the music and APPs we prefer on our individual devices.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    Thanks a lot folks. It sounds like one account is probably the way to go. Would there be any disadvantage to doing it this way? Or rather is there any advantage to having separate accounts?

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    The only time it makes sense to have separate accounts is that you NEVER wish to have the same app/music on your individual devices and/or are totally happy spending twice the money to buy everything twice should you both happen to like something..

    The only disadvantage of using a single account is that you have to, most likely, sync your devices manually and if you have a large library of music/apps that can be a chore..

    Having separate accounts means that you can use auto syncing since you, presumably, purchased the stuff that you actually WANT on your devices..
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