Apologies in advance for the rant.
What got me interested in learning to program was being part of a small start up where one of the partners learned, and build an app for us over the first lockdown.
The app was pretty great, especially considering how quickly we were able to put it together. (I provided a lot the actual info to code for the app, he built it and added his knowledge as well.)
When it was ready to test, I was asked to help with the Apple store, and needed to set up a developer account to do so. My rant is regarding how arcane the process is, and how I lost the ability to use my personal AppleID thanks to very bad documentation and direct support from Apple.
Apple advised me to use my personal AppleID, and didn’t tell me that once it was associated with a Company, it could never be used again.
Start ups being what they are, there was a falling out with another partner, and the app developer and I left. I called Apple about what to do the Developer account, and was told that once I get the remaining partner to take over being the account holder, then I could use my AppleID to set up my own (personal) account.
Having jumped through all the hoops to do that, I go to set up my personal account, and can’t find any options to do so.
I call Apple, they say I should be able to do so, but don’t want to actually help me, so send me an email explaining how instead. Of course it was useless.
I call back, admittedly at the end of my patience, and still get the run around, and have to go over it multiple times before the reps finally, after literally months of building up to this, says, sorry your AppleID can’t be used, it’s associated with this company that you are no longer even a part of.
I don’t know why, it’s not rational, but I’m pretty steamed about this. One is I don’t want my personal ID tied to some company I’m not part of, and have a bad feeling about.
Two, I’ve had that ID for oner 10 years, all my devices etc are tied to it. It’s probably not a big deal to set up a new one just to have a personal Apple Dev account, but tbh I really don’t want to, it bothers me, I feel a piece of my personal history has been stolen from me.
Oh well, had to get that off my chest. Thanks for reading.