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How to switch app's Apple ID?

So a few months ago I sold a MacBook Pro that I no longer needed but I left a few apps on there that I had downloaded from my Apple ID account. I got an email today from the man I sold it from asking me how he could update the apps and what the password to my account was. I really do not want to give him the password to my iTunes account because it has thousands of dollars in apps and music and I do not want him to purchase anything on my account. Is there any way that I can have the apps updated without an account? If there is not, how can he keep the apps on the computer/ transfer them to his account? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Update: I at least want to disassociate my account from those apps because I am not going to give my Apple ID to a complete stranger.

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If he wants the apps, he needs to pay for them. This is what copyright laws are all about. You could always give him your password and then immediately change it but I don't know if they would continue to work on his machine. You really should have wiped them before selling the machine.

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I have iPhoto '11 on my new MacBook Pro and it came with it. I do not need an Apple ID to update this app because it came with the computer. When I bought and put iPhoto '11 on my Mac Pro it says I need an apple ID to update. Is there anyway I could make the apps work similarly the iPhoto that came with the MacBook Pro.


I've been changing the date back a year on the computer when installing iLife '11 to get around this.


Interesting, thanks mayer. I will keep that in mind next time I sell a computer with apps on it. This will help a lot.


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