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Apple Rebrands Apple ID to Apple Account for Unified Experience

Apple Account was announced at WWDC 2024 and will be unified on iOS 18, macOS Sequoia, and watchOS 11.


has announced that it will change the name of its Apple ID service to Apple Account, coinciding with new software updates. This update aims to create a more cohesive user experience across all Apple devices and services with the launch of iOS 18, iPadOS 18, macOS Sequoia, and watchOS 11.

Implementation Schedule

Apple detailed that the rebranding, initially hinted at earlier this year, will align with the rollout of upcoming software updates. Users may still see some references to Apple ID, particularly on web sign-in pages, until the transition is fully completed.

The decision to rename Apple ID to Apple Account is designed to make interactions within Apple's ecosystem more intuitive. The transition will utilize current user credentials, allowing for a seamless shift for existing users.

Service Enhancements

Alongside the rebranding, Apple detailed several service updates. Apple Maps will soon include information on hiking trails in U.S. national parks. The application now offers a comprehensive database of hiking trails within United States National Parks. Users can explore thousands of these trails using a refined search function that considers factors such as distance, elevation gain, and path type.

Furthermore, Maps allows users to create bespoke walking routes with a user-friendly interface, facilitating the planning of both short exercise routines in their local area and extensive walking tours in unfamiliar cities. To enhance user experience, the application integrates a Places Library, where users can not only store their favorite national park hikes and custom walking routes, but also add points of interest and enrich them with personal notes.

Apple Pay will enable money transfers by bringing two iPhones close together, thereby removing the necessity to share personal details. Fitness Plus will see a redesign that will highlight personalized “For You” recommendations. These updates were announced at WWDC 2024, where Apple also introduced new AI enhancements for and Mac, integrated RCS messaging in iOS 18, and revealed that Abbott had received approval for over-the-counter continuous glucose monitors.

Luke Jones
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