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What would be a nice addition, would be an article for families adding an iOS device and trying to make the decision whether to keep the same account or make a new one when doing the setup. I especially think of the situation where a child gets a new iPad mini who had previously been using mom & dad's iPad... so there is already a 'child' folder full of various games and apps for them on the original iPad. If you make a new account, you have to repurchase a bunch of stuff. But, if you don't, can the new device be properly secured up to keep the little one from mucking up mom or dad's stuff? And, what about when the little one isn't so little and then starts needed to use some of the internet or cloud based services. So, an article weighing the options and the pros and cons.
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