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.
@ultem i am aware. there is also dtmf.io.
@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.
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