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Apple not only gets more power over the app developers, they also get more power over the users. If you want to leave apple devices behind, you'll now need to change your e-mail addresses for every service.

You can have and use an Apple ID/email without owning an Apple device.

And you don’t need an Apple email address to use an Apple ID.

Didn't know that, interesting. Thanks.

If I want to switch away from Gmail or Facebook, it's the same exact process. This is a problem, but not any worse than the alternatives.

You don't need to leave your icloud behind even if you're leaving Apple devices.

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