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You can't create an Apple ID without a phone number. Phone numbers in the USA and other countries are tied to all sorts of PII, and most require ID to get.

@sneak
There are SIM card exchange schemes or you could buy an already registered one off eBay or local equivalent.
@sneak
Ah sorry, I thought you were facing this problem in particular, not pointing it out. It's the same with Google or bank accounts or Amazon after all.
@snow Like @sneak said, in many countries it requires showing valid IDs. There are online registrations with a video call they record, where you have to move the ID in front of your face and such.
@ultem @sneak

Oh shit, Germany need this?

I don't have to do this in here yet.
@snow @ultem @sneak But don‘t forget, Apple stores are location based - which means you need a compatible payment option too for the chosen country. If you like to buy content.

@nawi @ultem @snow you can use bitcoin to buy app store credit in any region

@sneak @ultem @snow Sure, but this I am invisible and nobody finds me makes no sense for any normal (without detailed skills) user.

@ultem yes but you can load apps onto an android phone without a google account. you can pay for things using cash without a bank account.

@sneak @ultem


Usually I would just replace it to be the lineage OS if it's available.
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