When Apple finally stops selling its own software, the Apple ID controversy will be over
Apple announced this week that its new Apple ID service will be available to everyone for $19.99 in the US and Canada, or $20 in Australia and New Zealand.
This comes on the heels of Apple’s decision last year to stop selling its software, iWork, and instead give users access to its cloud-based software for free.
In a blog post on Wednesday, Apple’s VP of developer relations, Adam Penenberg, said that Apple is changing the Apple Account “from a free service to a paid service for people who have already purchased an Apple ID.”
Apple’s announcement of the move comes after years of controversy around the service, which is not available to anyone else.
Apple initially stopped offering the service after Apple’s iCloud and iCloud Photo Service were revealed to be inoperable and unusable, causing widespread confusion and outrage.
Apple has been using the service for a few years now, but was forced to close the account due to its poor performance.
That service has also been criticized for not being secure, as a number of people have claimed that they’ve had their accounts hacked and even stolen.
Apple has continued to offer the Apple IDs service through the Apple app store and its iCloud service, and has also offered the service to developers for free in the past.
Apple’s move to shut down the service will affect developers who have previously released their apps through the App Store.
Apple is also no longer accepting payments from developers to use the AppleID service, though it will still be available through its own payment platform, the iTunes App Store, for developers who want to use Apple ID.