Recently, I changed my Apple ID to different personal email address. Under normal circumstances, this should be a straight forward process. What I discovered, however, is nothing less than a hole in Apple's account security.
Upon switching to the updated Apple ID email address, I lost all my account data, historical purchases, warranty information and iCloud is broken. In its place, I discovered the billing information of a distant cousin, with a similar name, but spelled slightly different. I could see his billing address, phone number, credit card type and the last 4 digits, and expiration date.
How could this happen? Where is my original account information? How can a company as big as Apple have not figured out fail-safe account management? I am not going into the mechanics of this, but I have enough knowledge to know that there is a flaw in Apple's ID Account logic.
There is proof, there are plenty of screen shots. This type of data mismanagement should not happen with Apple, iCloud, and Apple ID accounts in 2014. Lastly, there is a small touch of irony here. Last month I replaced my iPhone with a Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition. So far, so good!
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