Apple Drops Support for Logging into the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBookstore With an AOL Account

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  1. RaduTyrsina

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    Apple is finally dropping support for logging into the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBookstore via an AOL username and password. The company has emailed users with AOL accounts attached to iTunes to indicate that login support will end on March 31, 2015. Here's how the entire email sounds like:

    Apple has also added a support document to its website stating customers must convert their AOL username to an Apple ID account in order to maintain access following the deadline. You can follow the link at the end for the instructions on converting an AOL login to an Apple ID.

    Users just need to login to iTunes with their AOL account and the conversion process will be offered. Also, you need to know that the conversion does not affect the main AOL account’s usage with AOL’s services.

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  2. Blue92

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    I didn't think AOL was still around......
     
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    They just shut down TUAW (The Unofficial Apple Weblog), their Apple blogging site, and another game centric blog. What's left of both will be rolled into Engadget, which they own.

    Since they are dropping most of their Apple friendly services, I suppose it's not surprising Apple decided to stop supporting them directly for Apple ID.

    Or more likely, what ever agreement(s) they had with Apple have expired, and neither company sees a reason to renew.
     

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