If you’re someone who uses a third-party email address for their Apple ID account, then you may or may not be aware of the fact that whenever you update your email address to a different one, you cannot change it to an Apple email address. Instead you will have to keep using third-party email addresses.


However it seems that Apple has decided to change that. In a recent change Apple made to Apple ID, the company is now allowing users to change their third-party email addresses to that of Apple’s own email addresses. This means that if you have an @icloud.com, @me.com, or @mac.com email address that you would prefer using for Apple ID, you can now make the switch easily.

This is according to a report from MacRumors in which one of their readers, Dillon, got in touch with Apple to ask them about it. Apparently they took his email rather seriously and they recently got in touch with him to confirm that the change had been made. “I couple of weeks ago I sent an email addressed to Tim Cook, Craig Federighi, Phil Schiller, and Eddy Cue. I explained the situation and asked if they could fix it.”

“Last week I received an email and phone call from someone at Apple Executive Relations. The women I spoke to told me that the problem would be sent to an engineering team and would be addressed. Today I got another call and email informing me that the issue had been resolved.” The change has also been reflected in the Apple ID support document.

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