Before you step up your new mac up
So while setting up my new MacBook Air for home use, I stumbled upon a “bug” on iTunes Match which I’m now forced out of my music for 90 days. I’ve setup my machine with my old @mac.com account which I’ve been a member of since day 1, quite literally. Back then, it was called iTools… I still remember Steve Jobs announcing during the one of the keynote. This tells you how much I been a fanboy… Part of me that I want to rather keep hidden from public… but again I used to love what Apple made and I still do. But anyway back to the topic…
Note: Removing a device from your Apple ID does not override the 90-day timer. You must wait 90 days from the day the device was first associated with your Apple ID before it can be associated with another Apple ID.
Alrighty then! that made no sense.
Basically, If you sign up your new mac with an Apple ID which does not carry your iTunes Match subscription, you are in trouble for 90 days. If you sign in with a different Apple ID on iTunes then the one you initially configured and associated your mac to, it will go into this security lock mode. Even if you switch your system preference icloud account information to your master iTunes Store Apple ID account, it will puke you back with the same result. bummer… Actually, bummer is an understatement. Fuck this!
So, basically I’m trapped in this security lock mode for another 90 days… I guess you live and learn.